Other adjectives that go BEFORE nouns

Hopefully you already know that adjectives, or "describing words", usually come AFTER the noun [see Adjectives usually go AFTER nouns (adjective position)], and you also know these exceptions: Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns (adjective position).

Here are other types of adjectives that are also placed BEFORE the noun:

1. Adjectives qualifying a proper noun (starting with a capital letter):

l'extraordinaire Marie Curiethe extraordinary Marie Curie

la coquette Jacquelinethe stylish Jacqueline

l'impérial Zeusthe imperial Zeus

 

2. Numerical adjectives

un triple sauta triple jump

les trois amisthe three friends

un double mentona double chin

mon premier amourmy first love

la troisième coursethe third race

ses dix chienshis ten dogs

Note that cardinal numbers (un, cinq, dix, cent...) never change.

 

 

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mon premier amourmy first love
la coquette Jacquelinethe stylish Jacqueline
la troisième coursethe third race
l'impérial Zeusthe imperial Zeus
ses dix chienshis ten dogs
un triple sauta triple jump
l'extraordinaire Marie Curiethe extraordinary Marie Curie
un double mentona double chin
les trois amisthe three friends
le gentil Hugothe nice Hugo
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