How to Make Adjectives Feminine in French = (add an -e)

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In this grammar lesson you will learn about the how to make adjectives feminine in French

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to make adjectives feminine in French
  • how feminine adjectives are used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to make adjectives feminine in French
  • how to download Anki files for how to make adjectives feminine in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to make adjectives feminine in French!

Table of Contents

Adjective Agreement Table

SingularPlural
Masculine-s
Feminine-e-es

As you can see there are only 2 possibilities on how to make adjectives feminine in French.

In this lesson we will only focus on singular and feminine, as there is another lesson on how to make adjectives plural in French.

Please note that the base form of regular adjectives is masculine and singular.

That’s why you don’t see anything for masculine and singular.

  1. Feminine and Singular

If an adjective is feminine and singular, then you have to add an extra -e at the end.

grand -> grande

petit-> petite

joli -> jolie

How to Make Adjectives Feminine in French

To make a regular adjective feminine in French, you have to add an -e at the end of the adjective.

Please take a look at the following sentences to get a practical understanding on how to make adjectives feminine in French.

J’aime le grand jardin et la grande maison.

I like the big garden and the big house.

Il y a un petit chien et une petite girafe.

There is a small dog and a small giraffe.

Le film est mauvais et la musique est mauvaise.

The film is bad and the music is bad.

Le joli prince est avec la jolie fille.

The pretty prince is with the pretty girl.

Le garçon amusant et la fille amusante.

The amusing boy and the amusing girl.

Nouns that have le or un as the article are masculine.

Nouns that have la or une as the article are feminine.

You can read the lesson on definite articles and indefinite articles if you would like a reminder on the subject.

As you can see, the masculine nouns don’t have an e ending, but the feminine nouns do have an e ending.

There’s one more important thing that you should be aware of.

You don’t pronounce the extra -e.

Example Sentences on How to Make Adjectives Feminine in French

The final section of this lesson on how to make adjectives feminine in French is about seeing the feminine adjectives in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to make adjectives feminine in French through examples.

J’aime le grand jardin et la grande maison.

I like the big garden and the big house.

Il y a un petit chien et une petite girafe.

There is a small dog and a small giraffe.

Le film est mauvais et la musique est mauvaise.

The film is bad and the music is bad.

Le joli prince est avec la jolie fille.

The pretty prince is with the pretty girl.

Le garçon amusant et la fille amusante.

The amusing boy and the amusing girl.

Il est content et elle est contente !

He is glad and she is glad!

Quiz Yourself on How to Make Adjectives Feminine in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Make Adjectives Feminine in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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