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Now, in today’s post, we’ll go through the special type of adjectives called “les adjectifs irréguliers.”
They are named as such because -you’ve guessed it- they are pretty much the “rebellious type”; ils ne suivent aucune règle particulière (they do not follow any particular rule), and you therefore have to memorize them par cœur (by heart)!
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A few illustrated French adjectifs—Can you guess their féminin form?
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- Notice that for some nouns that begin with a vowel sound, a special form of the adjective is used with them. For example, vieux (meaning “old”, and whose féminin is “vieille“) becomes “vieil“, as in “un vieil homme” (“an old man.”)
- The same remark applies for other adjectives, such as beau (“beautiful”, or “handsome”), which in this case turns into bel (for example “un bel homme“), and whose féminin is belle (as in “une belle femme“)
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* Quelques adjectifs irréguliers (Some Irregular adjectives):