noun + adjective

person, place, thing or idea
describing word

In English, we say angry bird. Angry describes bird so angry is the adjective.

Bird is a thing, so it is a noun.

In English we put the adjective before the noun, angry bird.

If the noun is plural, more than one, we usually add an -s or -es to the noun. The adjective doesn't change. Angry birds.

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In French, we usually put the adjective after the noun, l'oiseau faché.

If the noun is plural, we add -s (or change to -aux for irregulars) to the noun and the adjective, les oiseaux fachés.

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In French we also have to pay attention to the gender of the noun (person, place, thing or idea). garçon = (masculine) boy; fille = (feminine) girl. Many adjectives change depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine.

le garçon faché = angry boy

la fille fachée = angry girl

Notice both the feminine noun and adjective end in -e (most feminine nouns end in an -e, although there are exceptions)

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In French we also have to pay attention to how many of the noun (person, place, thing or idea) we are talking about. garçons = (masculine) boys; filles = (feminine) girls. Many adjectives change depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine.

les garçons fachés = angry boys

Notice both the noun and adjective end in -s

les filles fachées = angry girls

Notice both the noun and adjective end in -es

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Here are some more examples:

le garçon blond= the blond boy

les garçons blonds = the blond boys

la fille blonde = the blond girl

les filles blondes = the blond girls

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