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Using French adjectives

Adjectives in French are generally in the masculine, singular form, and so they need to be changed to the feminine form if the noun they describe is feminine (their endings also change if the noun is plural - see our plurals tutorial and quizzes here)

To make the feminine form of an adjective in French, you generally just need to add an '-e' to the end of it. For example : important → importante

You also need to remember that …

  • If the adjective already ends in e, then there's no need to change anything for the feminine form.

  • If the adjective ends in -el, -en, -on, -s or -et, then you need to double the consonant before adding the e. For example : épais → épaissse

    Now test your understanding with the following quizzes : Quiz 1 - Quiz 2

    Go to Adjectives Tutorial 2 to learn about more difficult adjectives.