Feminine colour spelling

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Feminine colour spelling

Nos voisins et nous - Possessives Quiz: in the sentence - Leur maison est peinte en gris, why is the gris not spelt in the feminine form "grise".



Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Dragana,

Although colours, when used as an adjective with a noun, do agree with the latter in gender and number this is not the case when you are talking about the colour itself. It then is invariable.

You would say- 

"la maison grise/verte/bleue/blanche"

but

" la maison peinte en gris/bleu/vert/blanc" ( painted in the colour grey/blue/ etc.)

But well spotted!

 

Feminine colour spelling

Nos voisins et nous - Possessives Quiz: in the sentence - Leur maison est peinte en gris, why is the gris not spelt in the feminine form "grise".



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