Colours in French + Agreements

Colours in French + Agreements

Colours are adjectives.  In French they go after the word they describe. Eg:
‘The white dog’  becomes  ‘the dog white’:
Le chien blanc.

Most simple colours in French change their endings to agree with the word (noun) they describe.
E.g:
Le crayon vert      = the green pencil
Les crayons verts = the green pencils
La voiture verte  = the green car
Les voitures vertes = the green cars

Invariable Colours

Some colours DO NOT change their endings in French.
They are called ‘invariable’.
Orange + Marron (brown)  + ALL Colour Combinations are invariable.
E.g.
La voiture bleu marine
= the navy blue car
Les camions bleu marine
= the navy blue trucks
La voiture vert foncé
= the dark green car
Le camion vert foncé
= the dark green truck
Le camion orange
= the orange truck

de couleur‘ is often added to invariable colours.
E.g:
Les voitures(f) de couleur marron
= the brown cars

Study this table for more information on gender and singular and plural endings.

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Online Quiz

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#1. La voiture est (green) ___.

#2. Les plantes(f) sont (green) ____.

#3. Le camion est (red and white) ____ .

#4. La voiture est (blue) ____ .

#5. Cette voiture est (light blue) _____.

#6. La fleur est (orange and black) ___ .

#7. Le ciel est (purple) ___ . Les fleurs sont (purple) ____ .

#8. Une balle est (green) ___ , deux balles sont (grey) ____ .

#9. Les fleurs sont (yellow and white) ____ .

#10. Le camion est (red) ___ . Les fleurs sont (red) ____ .

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Colours in French Agreements

Practice using COLOURS + ANIMALS:
Animals in French + Colours

 

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

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