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Il avait les yeux noisette...

Thad R.B2Kwiziq community member

Il avait les yeux noisette...

Why does noisette not become plural in this case? I can´t figure this out. I don´t see a double adjective with colors. I also don´t see hazel as a thing like an orange. Maybe that´s what I´m missing.? Is it actually a hazelnut or something? Can you explain this one to me? Thanks so much!

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Thad,

To supplement Maarten's explanation, in French, the colour 'noisette' (which comes from the word 'hazelnut') is derived from the food/nut 'noisette' (= hazelnut). Therefore it doesn't agree as an adjective, just like 'orange' or 'marron'

See link here: des yeux noisette

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hazel isn’t a thing, but ‘noisette’ is, as is ‘hazelnut’ in English. https://www.wordreference.com/fren/noisette

Il avait les yeux noisette...

Why does noisette not become plural in this case? I can´t figure this out. I don´t see a double adjective with colors. I also don´t see hazel as a thing like an orange. Maybe that´s what I´m missing.? Is it actually a hazelnut or something? Can you explain this one to me? Thanks so much!

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