Colours in FRENCH + Agreements

Colours in French +  Agreements

Free French Grammar + Downloadable Exercise + Listening practice for Children:
Colours are adjectives.  In French they go after the word they describe.
The white dog  becomes  the dog white:
Le chien blanc.

Most simple colours in French, except for Orange and Marron, change their endings to agree with the word (noun) they describe.
The green pencil

=  Le crayon vert

The green car

=  La voiture verte

Masculine Plural:
The green pencils
= Les crayons verts

Feminine Plural:
The green cars

= Les voitures vertes 

Invariable Colours:
Invariable colours 
never change their endings.  They are:
Orange and Marron,  colour combinations, and colours which have clair (light) or foncé (dark) added to them.
La fleur orange      /   La fleur de couleur orange
Le camion orange /  Le camion de couleur orange

Navy blue  (colour combination = invariable):
La voiture bleu marine
Le camion bleu marine

Dark green  (dark/light + colour = invariable):
La voiture vert foncé
Le camion vert foncé

Study this table for more information on gender and singular and plural endings.
Then watch, listen and join in with the video clips below:

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Clear sentences to illustrate when and how colours agree with the nouns they describe in French:

Downloadable Worksheet:  Colours in French Worksheet

Grammar Exercise:
Translate the colours into French, making sure that they ‘agree’ where necessary – Answers can be checked via the Video Clip:

1.  La fleur(f) est blue.

2.  La fleur(f) est light blue.                 

3.  Le camion light blue a des bûches(fpl) brown.

4.  Les fleurs(fpl) pink sont jolies  

5.  Les fleurs(fpl) sont dark green.

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Click here for practice describing animals by their colour using c’est + il est: Animals in French + Colours

More practice re position of colours AFTER the noun in French:

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