How do you tell if a French word is an adjective?

How do you identify adjectives in French?

Where to place the adjective in French

  1. Usually the adjective comes after the noun it is describing. …
  2. Colours also come after the noun. …
  3. Short, often-used adjectives generally come before the noun (beau, bon, bref, grand, gros, faux, haut, jeune, joli, mauvais, meilleur, nouveau, petit, vieux).

What is the rule for adjectives in French?

In French, adjectives must agree with their noun, which means that they have to show whether they are masculine or feminine and singular or plural to match the noun.

How do you know if a word is an adjective?

Adjectives are usually placed before the nouns they describe, as in the examples, tall man and easy assignment, above. Adjectives may also follow the noun they describe. Like nouns, adjectives are often recognizable by their suffixes. Endings such as -ous -ful -ish -able usually designate adjectives.

What is a adjective in French?

Adjectives (les adjectifs) describe the qualities and characteristics of a noun; they describe how someone or something is. They always accompany the noun they describe, and the endings of an adjective always agree with the noun in terms of gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural).

What kind of adjective is French?

Types of French Adjectives

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Demonstrative adjectives Exclamative adjectives
cette cette leçon quels
ces ces enfants quelles
Indefinite adjectives Interrogative adjectives
autre un autre livre quel

How do you identify a French adjective in a sentence?

Most French adjectives go after the noun they describe. Some very common adjectives usually come before the noun: bon/mauvais, court/long, grand/petit, jeune/nouveau/vieux, gros, haut, beau, joli, premier, meilleur.