Adjective placement

Mary AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Adjective placement

"Excellent" was shown before and after the "journée" in the corrected answers.

"Délicieuse" was before"bûche."

Please explain this placement.

Asked 5 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Mary Anne,

French adjectives are usually placed after the nouns. However, adjectives expressing a judgment, an opinion, which are generally placed after the noun, can also be placed before the noun, such as ‘excellent’ or ‘délicieux’. In this instance, they take on a more subjective meaning, revealing the opinion of the person talking, for example.

un homme chic = an elegant man

un chic type = a nice guy

un gâteau excellent an excellent cake

une excellente idée a wonderful idea

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Adjective placement

"Excellent" was shown before and after the "journée" in the corrected answers.

"Délicieuse" was before"bûche."

Please explain this placement.

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