Ch 7: French Adjectives & Adverbs

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The French Adjectives & Adverbs chapter of this Basic French: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master French adjectives and adverbs. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of French adjectives and adverbs.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a French adjectives and adverbs unit of a standard basic French course. Topics covered include:

  • Examples and the placement of French adjectives
  • Functions and the description of French possessive adjectives
  • Rules associated with French adjective agreement
  • Demonstrative adjectives in French
  • French irregular adjectives
  • Definition of a French interrogative adjective
  • Comparative adjectives in French
  • Placement and forming rules for French adverbs
  • Feminine adjectives in French

32 Lessons in Chapter 7: French Adjectives & Adverbs
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French Adjectives: Placement & Examples

1. French Adjectives: Placement & Examples

That car red goes fast! Could you please hand me that phone small? If you're doing a double-take reading these sentences, then you understand how important adjective placement is. Read on to find out how to do it in French.

What Are Possessive Adjectives in French?

2. What Are Possessive Adjectives in French?

If you expect to get far in your study of French, then you'll need to know what possessive adjectives do. Luckily, this lesson provides an introduction to this crucial element of French grammar.

French Adjective Agreement: Rules & Practice

3. French Adjective Agreement: Rules & Practice

This lesson will explore the rules for French adjective agreement for adjectives with regular endings. We'll share some new vocabulary and then put the rules we've learned into practice to make sure they click into place for everyday use.

Demonstrative Adjectives in French

4. Demonstrative Adjectives in French

In this lesson, you'll learn about demonstrative adjectives in the French language. You'll also explore how to use demonstrative adjectives to describe the distance of an object (or where it is in relation to us) when speaking in French.

French Possessive Adjectives

5. French Possessive Adjectives

This lesson will help you practice using possessive adjectives in French, making sure that you are able to describe nouns and pronouns as belonging to yourself, others, and just about everyone in between.

Irregular Adjectives in French

6. Irregular Adjectives in French

Adjectives describe people, places, and things. French adjectives usually have two forms: masculine and feminine. In this lesson, you will learn some common irregular French adjectives--ones that don't follow the regular rules or patterns.

What Is an Interrogative Adjective in French?

7. What Is an Interrogative Adjective in French?

Interrogative adjectives allow you to ask questions distinguishing between multiple possible answers, e.g. 'Which supermarket do you prefer?' or 'Which bands do you like?'

French Comparative Adjectives

8. French Comparative Adjectives

Are you taller than your mom? Are you less optimistic than your friends? In this lesson, you will learn how to make comparisons with adjectives in French. In addition to describing people or things as 'more than...' or 'less than..' you will also learn to make comparisons using 'better' and 'worse.'

Possessive Adjectives in French

9. Possessive Adjectives in French

Do you want to know how to talk about what's yours in French? Then you'll want to learn how to use possessive adjectives. This lesson will also cover the basics of differentiating between a subject and an object and show how those are important to determining the correct possessive adjectives to use.

French Feminine Adjectives

10. French Feminine Adjectives

This lesson will explain how to describe feminine nouns (people and things) in French, so that the feminine nouns are described with feminine adjectives.

How to Use & Form Adverbs in French

11. How to Use & Form Adverbs in French

How did he play? Where did she go? When did he say that? In French, all of these questions be answered with common adverbs. In fact, it's hard to avoid adverbs in everyday language.

French Adverbs: Placement & Examples

12. French Adverbs: Placement & Examples

Do you dance well or poorly? Do you speak quickly or walk slowly? Adverbs describe how we do something. In this lesson, you will learn some important French adverbs, as well as where to place them in a sentence. You'll also learn that many French adverbs end in ''--ment.''

Adverbs of Quantity in French

13. Adverbs of Quantity in French

This lesson will teach you about adverbs of quantity in French. We will discuss the position of adverbs in a sentence, how to express the absence of quantity, and offer you a list of the most common adverbs in quantity.

Changing French Adjectives to Adverbs

14. Changing French Adjectives to Adverbs

In this lesson, we'll learn simple rules to form words that can make your statements come alive and have more impact: adverbs. We'll learn specifically how to form adverbs from adjectives, examining regular and several irregular formulas.

How to Describe a Picture in French

15. How to Describe a Picture in French

France, country of love, food but also art! Although art can be appreciated silently, you might be asked to express your point of view. Let's go over the basic vocabulary to help you describe a picture both literally and figuratively.

Describing Animals in French

16. Describing Animals in French

In this lesson, we'll learn the French names of some common animals and go over how to describe different characteristics of animals, including body parts, texture, and patterns.

Describing Hair in French

17. Describing Hair in French

This lesson introduces three main ways to describe hair in French: hair length, hair color, and hair texture. We'll also go over how to combine these adjectives, and then you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Describing Your School in French

18. Describing Your School in French

This lesson will provide you with the necessary vocabulary to describe the different places in a school as well as the different activities pertaining to a school day.

Describing Your Town in French

19. Describing Your Town in French

'Where do you live?' This is a question that the French like to ask. Usually, your answer will be completed with a short description of where you live. In this lesson, we'll learn how to answer this question and to give a short description of your town or village in French.

Describing Distance in French

20. Describing Distance in French

Driving around France but don't know how to express distances in French? In this lesson, we'll go over the basic vocabulary you can use to describe distance in French.

French Adjectives Starting with A

21. French Adjectives Starting with A

Adjectives are words that describe nouns. There are a lot of words we can use to describe objects, persons or feelings. In this lesson, we will learn some common descriptive adjectives starting with the letter A.

French Adjectives Starting with C

22. French Adjectives Starting with C

Descriptive adjectives are used in almost every sentence. These types of adjectives are qualifying nouns and pronouns to provide details on what is being described. In this lesson, we will learn some common descriptive adjectives starting with the letter C.

French Adjectives Starting with D

23. French Adjectives Starting with D

This lesson will provide information about common adjectives in French starting with the letter D. In addition, we will learn some guidelines for using these adjectives, including which endings to use and where they should be placed in a sentence.

French Adjectives Starting with E

24. French Adjectives Starting with E

This lesson focuses on French adjectives that begin with E, the most common letter in the French language. We will discuss different types of French adjectives, common phrases that use E adjectives, and some rules for using these adjectives.

French Adjectives Starting with H

25. French Adjectives Starting with H

In this lesson, we will learn about some common French adjectives that begin with the letter H. We will also discuss some general rules for using these adjectives, including pronunciation and noun-adjective agreement.

French Adjectives Starting with J

26. French Adjectives Starting with J

In this lesson, we will learn about some common French adjectives that start with 'J.' We will also discuss how to change adjective endings when discussing feminine or plural nouns and where to place an adjective in a sentence.

French Adjectives Starting with L

27. French Adjectives Starting with L

In this lesson, we'll learn about some common French adjectives starting with the letter L. We'll also learn some basic rules for how to use them, such as changing the spelling for feminine and plural nouns and the correct placement in a sentence.

French Adjectives Starting with M

28. French Adjectives Starting with M

In this lesson, we'll learn some of the most common adjectives in French that start with the letter M. We will also review some guidelines for how to use these adjectives, including how to change adjectives when describing feminine and plural nouns.

French Adjectives Starting with O

29. French Adjectives Starting with O

In this lesson, we will learn a number of French adjectives that begin with the letter O. We will also go over some essential guidelines for using these adjectives, such as how to modify their endings when describing feminine or plural nouns.

French Adjectives Starting with S

30. French Adjectives Starting with S

In this lesson, we will learn about some common French adjectives that start with S. We'll also go over some basic procedures for using these adjectives, such as changing their endings when describing feminine or plural nouns and pronouns.

French Adjectives Starting with T

31. French Adjectives Starting with T

In this lesson, we will learn a number of French adjectives that start with the letter T, including the common 'tel.' We will also go over some guidelines for using these adjectives, including adjective agreement for feminine and plural nouns.

French Adjectives Starting with U

32. French Adjectives Starting with U

This lesson will provide an overview of U adjectives in French. In addition to learning some of the more common U adjectives, we will go over a few general rules for using these adjectives, including pronunciation and adjective agreement.

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