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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.
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.
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.

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Follow and join in with the the video. Then do the Online Quiz + Worksheet.


Online Quiz

This quiz is also available on its own separate page here:
online quiz

Practice using COLOURS + ANIMALS:
Animals in French + Colours


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