Make most adjectives feminine by adding -e

Look at this example:

Il y a un petit chat et une petite souris.
There is a small cat and a small mouse.

In French, the "describing word"/adjective (here petit) changes according to whether the object it refers to is masculine (un chat) or feminine (une souris).

As other regular adjectivespetit simply takes an -e in the feminine form (une petite souris).

Here are more examples:

Il est français et elle est française.
He is French and she is French.

Le joli garçon est avec la jolie fille.
The pretty boy is with the pretty girl.

Je mange un melon vert et une pomme verte.
I eat a green melon and a green apple.

See also Make most adjectives plural by adding -s
Adjectives ending with mute -e don't change in the feminine form
and Colour descriptions change according to gender and number (adjectives)

 

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Il est français et elle est française.
He is French and she is French.


Je mange un melon vert et une pomme verte.
I eat a green melon and a green apple.



Il y a un petit chat et une petite souris.
There is a small cat and a small mouse.


Le joli garçon est avec la jolie fille.
The pretty boy is with the pretty girl.


Q&A Forum 4 questions, 6 answers

This part 2 of the video that tells you where to place the adjectives. https://youtu.be/ICT3nstg-YY

Asked 8 months ago
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No, just wanted to link the video as the one in the program talks about part 2 but doesn't provide a link for it.

This part 2 of the video that tells you where to place the adjectives. https://youtu.be/ICT3nstg-YY

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In an earlier exercise you have 'Je chapeau bleu at one jute bleu'. why was 'jute blue' not feminised or is it assumed that woman do not wear hats?

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer
It should be: J'ai un chapeau bleu et une jupe bleue.

In an earlier exercise you have 'Je chapeau bleu at one jute bleu'. why was 'jute blue' not feminised or is it assumed that woman do not wear hats?

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Are there any obvious (common) adjectives that are exceptions?

Asked 6 years ago
GruffKwiziq language super star

Hi Stuart, yes there are lots of exceptions and special rules for adjective agreement. You can browse a list of all our lesson on these here: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/glossary/lexical-category-or-parts-of-speech/adjective

 

Are there any obvious (common) adjectives that are exceptions?

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Got a lot of problems regarding d gender please help

Asked 9 years ago
RonC1
Bonjour Sidrah, Thank you for your question regarding feminine formation of adjectives. I am somewhat unclear what types of problems you are having since none were specified. Please consider re-posting you question with more precise examples of the problems that you are encountering. Bonne chance et bonne continuation
Nice

Got a lot of problems regarding d gender please help

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