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  1. Beau, Vieux, Nouveau

We have already covered the topic of agreement of the adjectives in Frech. And, as you might have noticed, there are quite a few exceptions that make this topic a little complicated. Let's take a look at a certain group of them - three adjectives that have different endings when used in different genders and numbers.

Native

Translation

Un beau garçon.

A beautiful boy.

Beau, Vieux, Nouveau

Rule 1: The adjectives beau (beautiful), vieux (old), and nouveau (new) are irregular. They have two masculine forms in the singular form:

Masculine/consonantMasculine/vowel or silent hFeminine
beau bel belle
vieux vieil vieille
nouveau nouvel nouvelle
fou fol folle

Rule 2: The masculine singular forms change before a silent h and vowels:

Native

Translation

Un nouvel ami.

A new friend.

Rule 3: The feminine singular forms have a change in spelling:

Native

Translation

Une belle femme.

A beautiful woman.

Rule 4: The masculine plural forms end in -x:

Native

Translation

Des vieux ordinateurs.

Old computers.

Rule 5: The feminine plural forms have the change in spelling and end with -s:

Native

Translation

Les belles fleurs.

Beautiful flowers.

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