FL 3: French Adjectives

It has been a while since I posted some nifty french language information. So here is the next small leçon:

French Vocab- not all translations are as they seem…

tout- every, all
chose- thing
homme- man
petit(e)- small
femme- woman
grand(e)- large
quoi- what
film- movie
oeil- eye
autre- other
monde- world
tête- head

For now, I will leave out verbs and stick with adjectives and nouns. Verbs in the French language need to be conjugated depending on the subject (I, you, he, she, we, they).

Grand(e) et Petit(e): These words are adjectives (they describe something). Notice that I placed an “e” in brackets.

French nouns are given a gender, masculine or feminine. When descibing a female or a feminine noun you would use an extra e at the end of these adjectives: grande and petite. No extra e is used in masculine nouns or when describing a male.

e.g. Le homme est petit. (The man is small)
Mais, sa tête est grande. (But, his head is large)

In the first sentence we are describing a man as small and therefore use petit instead of petite.

In the second sentence we are saying that the man’s head is large. La tête is a feminine noun. Since we are describing the head, and the head is fem. we use grande instead of grand. This is true even though the head belongs to the man.