les yeux bleus, les yeux noisette?

ShankarC1Kwiziq community member

les yeux bleus, les yeux noisette?

The lesson says to use "il a les yeux bleus" but  the test says "Il avait les yeux noisettes", as wrong. I am not sure what is the exception even though I am learning a language of exceptions

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Les yeux bleus -- blue eyes
Les yeux noisette -- hazel eyes.

The important part to notice is that those color adjectives that are named after a real object (e.g., orange, noisette, abricot, saumon, etc.) remain unaltered. That's why there is no -s in noisette.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Shankar,

Seems to me simply the difference between blue eyes and hazel eyes.

Perhaps I'm not fully understanding your point?

Bonne journée

Jim

ShankarC1Kwiziq community member

thank you Chris(one of those color exceptions) Man. A lot of gotchas

les yeux bleus, les yeux noisette?

The lesson says to use "il a les yeux bleus" but  the test says "Il avait les yeux noisettes", as wrong. I am not sure what is the exception even though I am learning a language of exceptions

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