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Irregular Adjectives


Now let's look at irregular adjectives. Remember that, in French, adjectives vary whether they describe a masculine or feminine noun and if they are singular or plural.

Look at the following examples:

Adjectives ending in 'f', we make feminine by replacing 'f' with 've':

  • un vélo neuf
  • une voiture neuve
  • des vélos neufs
  • des voitures neuves

Adjectives ending in 'x', we make feminine by replacing 'x' by 'se'. Note that we do NOT add an 's' in the masculine plural:

  • un garçon sérieux
  • une fille sérieuse
  • des garçons sérieux
  • des filles sérieuses

Note the irregular feminine forms for the following adjectives ending in 'x':

  • un vieux livre but un vieil homme (we use vieil in front of masculine nouns begining with a vowel or silent 'h'.)
  • une vieille maison
  • deux vieux chiens
  • deux vieilles dames
  • un climat doux
  • une peau douce
  • un faux passeport
  • une fausse réponse

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