If you look at an adjective in the dictionary, it is always presented in the male singular form, z.B small (small). This is a case where an agreement is useful because it gives you more details than what is available in the English translation. An adjective describing two or more different names of different sexes takes the male plural form: the concordance table below summarizes how color adjectives follow the rule of French grammar with singular and masculine male plural names. When two or more colors describe a noun, they may or may not agree:1) If there are items of each individual color, the adjectives agree: French color adjectives derived from nouns, such as animals, flowers, fruits, gems, and metals, are usually invariable:amarante amaranthine (dark purple-red)ardoise slate-greyargent silveraubergine eggplantauburn auburnbrique brick-redcanari canary yellowcaramel caramel-coloredcarmin carminecerise cherry redchair flesh-coloredchampagne champagnechocolat chocolate-browncitron lemon-yellowcrème cream-coloredemeraude emerald greengrenat garnetindigo indigokaki khakilavande lavenderlilas lilacmarine navy bluemarron brownnoisette hazelocre ochreolive olive-greenor goldorange orangepastel pastelpervenche periwinklepie (magpie) – piebald, black and whitepistache pistachio-greenplatine platinumprune plumpuce (flea) – pucerouille rust-coloredrubis ruby redsable sandy, sand-coloredsafran saffron-coloredsaphir sapphire-bluesaumon salmon-pinktabac tobacco brownturquoise turquoisevermillon vermilionExceptions: When it comes to compound color adjectives that are composed of two colors, the color adjectives are invariable in French. In number and sex, they do not correspond to the name they have described: use amplifiers to adjust the intensity of an adjective: some adjectives are regular and follow conventional rules depending on whether they are masculine, feminine, singular or plural. Some adjectives have different rules – they are described as irregular. 2) If each element has all the colors, the adjectives are immutable Most French adjectives are placed according to the noun (s) they describe. Some French adjectives present themselves to the noun they have described. (See: French Grammar: Adjective Placement) In this article, you will discover how to reconcile adjectives with the name they call: In French, adjectives must correspond to the name they describe in gender (male/female) and number (singular/plural).
In terms of grammar, the correct form of adjectives is referred to as the comparison of the adjectives with the substantives they described as an adjective chord. Follow these simple rules for all regular adjectives with endings in the male singular form in the following table. Select the correct version of the adjective for the names listed below. Some adjectives have both an irregular female shape and a specific male form, used before a silent vowel or “h”: these amplifiers pass in front of the adjective.