In this episode I’ll be answering John’s question regarding the position of adjectives in a sentence: In “J’ai une voiture rouge.”, the adjective (rouge/red) is after the object (voiture/car). But in a sentence like ” C’est une grande fille.”, the adjective (grande/tall ) is before the object ( fille/girl ).”
Is there a simple rule or tool you can use to be certain your placement is correct? Listen to my podcast and find out!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Un ballon, un ballon rouge (= a ball, a red ball)
Une étudiante, une étudiante américaine (a female student, an American female student)
Un homme, un homme généreux (= a man, a generous man)
une église, une église orthodoxe (= a church, an orthodox church)
Une maison, une maison en pierre (= a house,a stone house)
Une promenade, une promenade d’une heure (= a walk, an hour walk)
Beau/belle = beautiful, pretty
Jeune = young
Vieux, vieille = old
Nouveau, nouvelle = new
Premier, deuxième, troisième, etc., dernier = first, second, third, etc, last
Bon, bonne = good
Mauvais, mauvaise = bad
Grand, grande = tall
Petit, petite = small
Gros, grosse = big
autre = other
un autre jour = another day
LINKS and RESOURCES
- Read my article “Introduction to French grammar : what type of word is this ?” : https://frenchyourway.com.au/introduction-french-grammar-type-word
- How to know when to use bon vs bien in French? “ (podcast episode) : https://frenchyourway.com.au/podcast42
- How to know when to use bon vs bien in French? “ (article + free worksheet): https://frenchyourway.com.au/how-to-know-when-to-use-bon-bien-in-french
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