In this grammar lesson you will learn about irregular feminine adjectives in French.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- what the irregular feminine adjectives are in French
- how the irregular feminine adjectives in French work
- how you can immediately test your knowledge on irregular feminine adjectives in French
- the way to download Anki files for irregular feminine adjectives in French
Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how irregular feminine adjectives fit in A1 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about irregular feminine adjectives in French!
Table of Contents
Overview of Feminine Endings
Adjectives that end with -er become -ère
Adjectives that end with -er become -ère in the feminine form.
Elle a un téléphone cher et une jupe chère.
She has an expensive phone and an expensive skirt.
Cher Jean, chère Alexandra, comment vont les choses en France ?
Dear Jean, dear Alexandra, how is everything in France?
Le dernier carnet et la dernière gomme sont ici.
The last notebook and the last eraser are here.
Adjectives that Double the Final Consonant and Add an -e
Adjectives that end with -el, -eil, -il, -ul, -et, -s will double their final consonant and add an -e in the feminine form.
Paul est un homme gentil et Charlotte est une femme gentille.
Paul is a nice man and Charlotte is a nice woman.
Le salon est net et la chambre à coucher est nette aussi.
The living room is neat and the bedroom is neat too.
Le pain est bon et la confiture est bonne.
The bread is good and the jam is good.
Adjectives that end with -eux become -euse
Adjectives that end -eux become -euse in the feminine form.
Je suis furieux contre elle, et elle est furieuse contre moi.
I am mad at her, and she is mad at me.
Je trouve Jean ennuyeux et je trouve aussi Pauline ennuyeuse.
I find Jean boring and I also find Pauline boring.
Gabriel est un homme curieux, et Bernadette est une femme curieuse.
Gabriel is a curious man, and Bernadette is a curious woman.
Adjectives that end with -ien, -ion, -on become -ienne, -ionne, -ionne
Adjectives that end -ien, -ion, and -on become -ienne, -ionne, and -onne in the feminine form.
Le monument est ancien et l’église est également ancienne.
The monument is ancient and the church is also ancient.
Je pense qu’Emmanuel est mignon, mais je pense aussi que Clara est mignonne.
I think Emmanuel is cute, but I also think that Clara is cute.
Mon père est canadien, et ma mère est australienne.
My father is Canadian, and my mother is Australian.
Test Your Knowledge on Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French
It’s not enough just to read the article on Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French.
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 Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French
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