French: adjective placement
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what is the trick for remembering which nouns go before something?
what does BAGS stand for?
Beauty, age, good and bad, size
where do non-descriptive adjectives go?
before the noun
examples of a non-descriptive adjective
chaque, aucun, quel, etc.
how would you make an adjective ending in é feminine?
add an e
what are 4 examples of adjectives ending in e that don't change
faible, aimable, difficile, sincère
which adjectives ending in e don't change for the feminine form (like the rule)?
those ending in a mute e
how would you make an adjective ending in x feminine?
change the x to se
how would you make an adjective ending in f feminine?
change to ve
how would you make an adjective ending in er feminine?
change er to ère
what are the 7 examples of adjectives that change to the feminine form by doubling the final consonant and adding e?
ancien, bas, bon, cruel, européen, gentil, sot
what is the form of nouveau before a vowel?
what is the form of beau before a vowel?
what is the form of vieux before a vowel?
what is the form of mou before a vowel?
how do you usually make the plural of adjectives?
add an s to the singular form
what would you do to make an adjective ending in s or x plural?
nothing- just leave it like it is
how do you make adjectives ending in al plural?
change to aux
what is the plural of tout?
how do you make honnête feminine?
leave as honnête
how do you make heureux in the feminine plural?
what type of adjectives go after the noun?
shape, color, taste, nationality, religion, things that describe personality and mood
ends in -ant
ends in é, i or u
where do present and past participles always go?
after the noun
when discussing the placement of things based on meaning, where do literal translations go?
after the noun
when discussing the placement of things based on meaning, where do analytic translations go?
before the noun
when discussing agreement, if the adjective ends in an unaccented e, how do you make it feminine?
when do you change beau to bel?
when there is a vowel right after it
a fine boy
un brave garçon
a dear friend
un cher ami
last week (just passed)
la semaine dernière
the last week [of a series]
la dernière semaine
an honest man
un homme honnête
a virtuous man
un honnête homme
a naughty boy
un méchant garçon
the very thing
la chose même
the same thing
la même chose
the poor people
les gens pauvres
the unfortunate people
les pauvres gens
my clean gloves
mes gants propres
my own gloves
mes propres gants
a dirty/soiled dog
un chien sale
a dirty/nasty dog
un sale chien
a man by himself
un homme seul
one man only
un seul homme
a sad/unhappy guy
un type triste
a sad/wretched/sorry guy
un triste type
frais in the feminine
where does tout go?
before the le and the noun
if given une peinture (exquise), where does it go?
when describing weather what verb do you use?
when describing hunger or thirst, what verb do you use?
is l'ecole m. or f.?
is les notes m. or f.?
is l'independance m. or f.?
is the price m. or f.?
how is rejeter conjugated in the past?
is les parents m. or f.?