Use of “marron”

JanA2Kwiziq community member

Use of “marron”

My dictionary shows both feminine and plural forms? Notes suggest that “marron”doesn’t change. Please explain. Jan Gannon
Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

 

The lesson is specifically about the use of 'marron' as an adjective for a colour - in this context it is invariable as stated. 

There are other meanings for 'marron' as a noun or adjective, and it can be variable in those contexts, although use in the feminine form is rare, according to Larousse.

 https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/marron 

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/marron/49608

SophieA2Kwiziq community member

here is an easy answer for you (I hope!) Marron is a nut. Noisette is also a nut. They are nouns and used as adjectives for color. 

(from a French native teacher)

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

However, marron has meaning beyond just being a nut, or a colour. Hence the dictionary links. 

Use of “marron”

My dictionary shows both feminine and plural forms? Notes suggest that “marron”doesn’t change. Please explain. Jan Gannon

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