French adjectives list: Learn some useful French adjectives

A list of common French adjectives

In this French adjectives list, I'll show you some of the commonly used adjectives that you may need. Only for beginners and with a very little hint on grammar. If you wanna add more adjectives, feel free to post them in the comments box below.

French adjectives list

French
English
courageux/Brave
Brave!
Timide
Shy
Généreux
Generous
Doué
Gifted
Gentil
Kind
Belle
Beautiful
Dur
Hard
Bien
Good
mauvais
Bad
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A little grammar and more adjectives

Did you notice the first one? Yes, brave, some adjectives are the same as in English or near to it.

Add (S) to the adjective if you want to make it pleural, unless it ends in (s) or (x), it's the same for masculine singular and pleural.

To make the adjective feminine add an (e) to the end of the adjectiv. Adjectives that end in unaccented (e) are the same for masculine and feminine, for example:

Masculine: rouge (red)

Feminine: rouge

But for a word that ends in an accented e (é), just add an (e), as in :

Masculine: Doué (gifted)

Feminine: Douée

In some words you will have to replace the last letter to make it feminine:

Words that end with (x) :replace it with (se)

Words that end with (c): replace it with (que)

Words that end with (r): replace it with (se)

Words that end with (f): replaced with (ve)

Words that end with (s): replaced with (se)

In contrary to English, most French adjectives follow the noun, however some adjectives preceed their noun.

More adjectives

French
English
Gros
Fat
Maigre
Thin
Nouveau
New
Ancien
Ancient
fidèle
Faithful
Court
Short
Grand
Tall
Bon marché
Cheap
Cher
Expensive
Gris
Grey
Rouge
Red
Vert
Green
Bleu
Blue
Marié
Married

This was just a small French adjectives list, I tried to include the common words you may need. There are more grammar rules about adjectives (irregular adjectives, etc) but this hub is inteded for beginners who just need to learn a few useful French adjectives as a start, I hope you like it.

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ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

excellent info on the adjectives. I see the similarities of other romance languages (portugues pra mim) with about 70% to 80% of the words


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt Author

thnx a lot, ocbill for the comment,

that's right


Becca 7 years ago

This didn't help me sorry!!


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt Author

I'm sorry too, if there is anything I can do!


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Lee Thacker 7 years ago

I like the way your brain thinks, makes me feel alive listening to what your thinking, very cool...Keep it up ...PS Now I Know Why I bookmarked your page ;-) ...Hope you are doing well,


Jessica 7 years ago

These are all correct, right? Because I don't think beautiful is: Magnifique. It's jollie, or belle.


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt Author

Thanks a lot, Lee

Jesica: you are right, magnifique sounds awkward, belle is better, I'll edit it


tom 7 years ago

brave is courageux


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt Author

brave as an adjective can be courageux, brave or vaillant

thnx, tom


betty boop 7 years ago

i luv french


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DaniellaWood 7 years ago from England

Merci beaucoup pour ce hub, it's very informative! I'm English studying French and this was good revision :) Merci encore Mezo


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt Author

de rien !

Thanks a lot for your comment, im glad you liked it :)


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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

"Nouveau" is one of my favorite adjectives in French. It's so fun to say.

This post was fun to read. Thanks for sharing!


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Mezo 6 years ago from Egypt Author

thanks for your comment :) French is very interesting to learn


Lisa 6 years ago

This is very educative and good since i am a just a frenc student

Merci beacoup Mezo


Andrew 6 years ago

thanks this helped me for my porject! ;)


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marieryan 6 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

Ah, le gai paris! and what a beautiful language!


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ladylux 6 years ago

This is an excellent list. Just enough to wrap one's head around.


lucy 6 years ago

um this is like year 7 stuff. When I was in year seven we learnt this almost straight away


john 85 6 years ago

a very good list indeed Mezo


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oisidore 6 years ago

J'aime beaucoup le francais!! Belle liste Mezo!!


vanessa  6 years ago

get more adj.


KitKat 5 years ago

Try putting in adjectives that can be turned into female.....and some adjectives that end with "an" or "en"...... but it helped a bit....

THANKS!!!!!! :)

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