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Adjectives

 Regular Adjectives

The final consonant is usually silent in masculine adjectives and pronounced in feminine adjectives.



Masculine Feminine  
chaud chaude warm
court courte short
droit droite right
fort forte strong
froid froide cold
gris grise gray
haut haute high
laid laide ugly
lourd lourde heavy
mauvais mauvaise evil
parfait parfaite perfect
petit petite small
sourd sourde deaf

The endings of the following masculine adjectives are nasalized.  The feminine adjecive endings aren't nasalized and the final consonant pronounced. 



Masculine Feminine  
amusant amusante amusing
content contente content
grand grande big
intelligent intelligente intelligent
intéressant intéressante interesting
méchant méchante mean
lent lente slow
plein pleine full
prochain prochaine next
puissant puissante powerful

The following masculine and feminine adjectives are pronounced the same despite different spellings.

bleu bleue blue
clair claire clear
compliqué compliquée complicated
désolé désolée sorry
dur dure hard
égal égale equal
fatigué fatiguée tired
gai gaie happy
joli jolie pretty
noir noire black
poli polie polite
sûr sûre sure
 
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