Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French [+12 Examples & Quiz]

Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French

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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 quiz yourself on irregular feminine adjectives in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on irregular feminine adjectives in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn 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 irregular feminine adjectives in French!

Table of Contents

Overview of Feminine Endings

MasculineFeminine
-er-ère
-eux-euse
-el-elle
-eil-eille
-et-ette
-il-ille
-ul-ulle
-s-sse
-ien-ienne
-ion-ionne
-on-onne

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.

Quiz Yourself on Irregular Feminine Adjectives in French

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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.

Make the adjective feminineElle a un téléphone cher et une jupe .

She has an expensive phone and an expensive skirt.
 
Make the adjective femininePaul est un homme gentil et Charlotte est une femme .

Paul is a nice man and Charlotte is a nice woman.
 
Make the adjective feminineJe suis furieux contre elle, et elle est contre moi.

I am mad at her, and she is mad at me.
 
Make the adjective feminineLe monument est ancien et l’église est également .

The monument is ancient and the church is also ancient
 

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