Using French adjectives, lesson 1
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.
- Adjectives, quiz 1 - Can you correctly use adjectives in French?
- Possessives, quiz 1 - Take your French skills further!
Assisted reading (with mp3 audio):
- Our assisted reading section will help you develop your ability to read in French; you'll intuitively learn where to place emphasis, where to pause (for a breath!), and how to pronounce full sentences of flowing text. All you have to do is follow the text while listening to the mp3 sound file.
- Our dictionary provides a English translation of all the French words we use on this web site.