Learn how to construct and use French adjectives based on gender, placement, possessives, and more.

Adjectives are the part of speech that tells us more information or detail about the noun. These words are written before the nouns and used to define them. In the French language, the use of adjectives differs slightly from that of English. The placement of adjectives is different, and they vary depending on if the noun is plural, feminine, or masculine. In English, we write the adjective before the noun; for instance, we write 'blue house'. In French, the adjectives come after the noun they describe. So, we will write, 'une masion bleue', meaning a house blue. However, there are a few exceptions. In some cases, the French adjectives come before the nouns they describe. For example, we have to write 'a beautiful woman' in French it will be 'une belle femme'. Or, we have to write 'an old man' in French, we will write 'un vieil homme'. When we use the French adjectives, it alters the words in the following ways: We add an 'e' if the word that adjectives describe is feminine. We add an 's' if the word that adjectives describe is plural. Some of the common French adjectives are listed below: Petit (small), Jeune (young), Bon (good), Delicieux (delicious), Fort (strong), Vieux (old- masculine)/ Vieille (old- feminine), Beau (handsome), Belle (beautiful)

It's been said that the English language is a mongrel, made up of more exceptions than rules. If you look closely enough, though, you can find exceptions to the rules of any language. In French, for example, some adjectives will come before the nouns they describe and some will come after them. It takes a lot of practice to learn the rules and exceptions that govern a language, and these worksheets will give you a head start. Fun Fact: The Académie française was established in 1635 to protect the French language from being influenced by outside vocabularies. Italian was the concern at the time, but in the 21st century, English is the primary threat.

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Beach time!

When you are using adjectives to describe or tell about something, most color adjectives should match and follow the word THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DESCRIBE.

Size Adjective Exercise

Adjectives usually match the gender of a word, which is either masculine or feminine. We provide the basic rules to follow.

A World of Colors!

You are given an English phrase. Copy the phrase into your book and translate from English to French.

Foods 1

We start in French this time and then transition to English.

About Face!

We work with adjectives that regard physical appearance and work from that angle.

Mine! Mine! Mine! – School stuff

A Possessive Adjective exercise. Possessive adjectives are words that describe something that someone has or possesses. Some examples of possessive adjectives are my, your, and their.

It's All Yours! - Toys for Just You

Plural nouns use the same possessive adjective whether they are masculine or feminine. They are not different.

Yours and Ours

With the Possessive Adjective “OUR”, the singular is the same for both masculine and feminine nouns. It does not change to agree.

For Him and Her

 We work on changing the gender of the nouns while at the same time changing languages (English to French).