Question about the usage of froid

LuchenA1Kwiziq community member

Question about the usage of froid

(1) If the person is female, we still use froid instead of froide? For example, Elle a froid?

(2) How about plural female pronoun like "elles"? Which one of the following is correct: a) Elles ont froid? or b) Elles ont froides?

Merci!

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi  Luchen,

It will remain as ‘froid’ or ‘chaud’ as the expression is -

Avoir froid/ chaud .

J’ai froid , elle a froid, nous avons froid, elles ont froid  or chaud...

You only agree froid or chaud ( adjectives) when they are  linked to nouns as in -

L’ eau  chaude ou froide

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The French expression literally means: I have cold. So froid is a noun.

LuchenA1Kwiziq community member

Oui, merci

LuchenA1Kwiziq community member

Is it because both chaud and froid are masculine nouns, so no matter which subjective pronoun it is, the chaud and froid always stay "chaud" and "froid"?

LuchenA1Kwiziq community member

merci

Question about the usage of froid

(1) If the person is female, we still use froid instead of froide? For example, Elle a froid?

(2) How about plural female pronoun like "elles"? Which one of the following is correct: a) Elles ont froid? or b) Elles ont froides?

Merci!

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