Irregular Adjective Chart and Vocabulary

January 18, 2011 § 4 Comments

masculine singular masculine singular, starts with a vowel masculine plural feminine singular feminine plural
beau bel beaux belle belles
nouveau nouvel nouveaux nouvelle nouvelles
blanc blanc blancs blanche blanches
bon bon bons bonne bonnes
heureux* heureux heureux heureuse heureuses
vieux vieil vieux vieille vieilles
tropical* tropical tropicaux tropicale tropicales
premier* premier premiers première premières

handsome / beautiful – beau / belle
new – nouveau

eux ending

happy – heureux
unhappy – malheureux
serious – sérieux
curious – curieux
nervous – nerveux
delicious – délicieux
wonderful – merveilleux

al ending

tropical – tropical
international – international
main, principal – principal
general – general
special – spécial
original – original

er ending

first – premier
last – dernier
entire – entier
dear – cher

Other Irregular Adjective Patterns

*adjectives ending in il, el, en, on, as, os, and sot double the last consonant

cruel > cruelle
gentil > gentille
ancien > ancienne
mignon > mignonne
nul > nulle
gros > grosse

*adjectives ending in f change to ve

destructif > destructive
actif > active

*adjectives ending in teur change to trice
protecteur > protectrice
créateur > créatrice

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