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.
Le crayon vert = the green pencil
Les crayons verts = the green pencils
La voiture verte = the green car
Les voitures vertes = the green cars
Some colours DO NOT change their endings in French.
They are called ‘invariable’.
Orange + Marron (brown) + ALL Colour Combinations are invariable.
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.
Les voitures(f) de couleur marron
= the brown cars
Study this table for more information on gender and singular and plural endings.
Follow and join in with the the video. Then do the Online Quiz + Worksheet.
This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
Practice using COLOURS + ANIMALS:
Animals in French + Colours
More practice re position of colours AFTER the noun in French: