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French adjectives which precede the noun

Updated on May 3, 2010

French adjectives which precede the noun: Bangs

French adjectives which precede the noun:


Certain adjectives are placed before the noun they are modifying. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, the BANGS guideline is usually safe to follow.

BEAUTY

beau, belle

joli, jolie



AGE

jeune

vieux, vieille

nouveau, nouvelle

premier, première

dernier, dernière


NUMBER

un, deux, trois....

premier, première

dernier, dernière


GOODNESS

bon, bonne

gentil, gentille

mauvais, mauvaise

méchant, méchante

meilleur, meilleure


SIZE

court, courte

grand, grande

gros, grosse

petit, petite

moyen, moyenne


Examples :

un gentil homme – a kind man

une nouvelle vie- a new life

une jolie femme – a pretty woman

un mauvais chien a bad dog

un bon enfant – a good child

les sincères condoléances - sincere condolences

un petit chaton – a small kitten

un jeune garçon – a young boy

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      Mme L 6 years ago

      This is excellently done; accurate and clear. Mille mercis

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