Frais, long, favori, rigolo have irregular feminine forms (adjectives)

Look at these sentences:

L'eau est assez fraîche.
The water is quite cold.

Ma jupe est longue.
My skirt is long.

C'est ma chanson favorite.
It's my favourite song.

Ma petite sœur est rigolote !
My little sister is funny!

These adjectives are completely irregular in the feminine form:

frais -> fraîche (fresh)

Note that fraiche is also acceptable following the 1990 Spelling Reform.

long ->longue (long)

favori -> favorite (favourite)

rigolo ->rigolote (funny)

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Examples and resources

L'eau est assez fraîche.
The water is quite cold.


Ma petite sœur est rigolote !
My little sister is funny!


C'est ma chanson favorite.
It's my favourite song.


Ma jupe est longue.
My skirt is long.


Q&A

Tamani

Kwiziq community member

19 July 2017

1 reply

Incorrect example?

Does "L'eau est assez fraîche" translate to "The water is quite fresh?" Rather than quite cold?

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

19 July 2017

19/07/17

Hi Tamani - "frais" can mean various things depending on the context. It was food then "fresh" might be the right translation but in the context of water it's more likely to mean chilled/cool (but not necessarily) . It could also mean fresh in the sense of "new" ("des nouvelles fraîches" = fresh news).
Getting that for you now.