Kwiziq community member
27 July 2017
un garçon vilain
Apparently vilain comes before the noun, but doesn't that adjective put the boy into a distinct category? and thus shouldn't it come after the noun? On the other hand lots of adjectives that come before the noun seem to me to put them into categories too. Such as genteel....How to see the difference?
28 July 2017
Kwiziq language super star
9 August 2017
Generally speaking, a lot of adjectives can be used either before or after the noun, and here is the nuance: "after" adjectives' meaning is more literal, objective or based on neutral observation (un garçon vilain is a statement on his physical appearance = an ugly boy); whereas "before" adjectives take on more of a subjective, figurative or based on opinion meaning (un vilain garçon refers more to his temperament, personality = a naughty boy).
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