Other adjectives?


Kwiziq community member

1 September 2016

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Other adjectives?

You write "Note that THESE adjectives ending in -u become -üe". So does this only concern exactly these three adjectives or are there others? Is it a general rule for adjectives on -u or are these exeptions?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Forming the feminine of adjectives ending in -u"


Kwiziq language super star

15 September 2016


Bonjour Almut ! Thank you for this very useful question! Indeed, the lesson should actually say "adjectives ending in -u (and NOT derived from verbs)" - I've now updated it - meaning that there can be others (none pop to my head right now), but for example "déçu" (disappointed) WON'T follow that rule, coming from the verb "décevoir" (-> déçue). I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

10 February 2017


I think what's relevant here is that the u comes after a g. The letter u is often placed after g to indicate that it's a "hard" g (like in "vague") rather than a "soft" g (like in "âge"). In that case the u is silent. Here the diaresis is needed to tell us that it's not a silent u.


Kwiziq community member

11 June 2019


Thank you, most helpful

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