August 25, 2014

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Adjectives in French

An adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. it’s shape, color, size, nationality etc. They are used differently in French to how they are used in English. French adjectives agree with the noun they describe. That’s to say they reflect their gender and number. So a masculine noun will have a masculine adjective and a feminine…

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How to Determine if a French Word is Masculine or Feminine

  In French all nouns are either masculine or feminine – there is no neutral.  French gender is a constant headache for many students of French. Why is ‘television’ always feminine and ‘work‘ always masculine? What’s the logic behind gender in French? Unfortunately there isn’t any… Gender is a grammatical concept and has nothing to do with the biological…