We are given a rule that brun is used for skin, hair, and fur. Yet example sentence uses ‘marron’ for dog and mouse. Pls advise. Merci!

BrendaB2Kwiziq community member

We are given a rule that brun is used for skin, hair, and fur. Yet example sentence uses ‘marron’ for dog and mouse. Pls advise. Merci!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brenda,

I think the examples you refer to were to illustrate how 'marron' doesn't change in gender or number as other colour adjectives.

As you will know by now, there are exceptions to all rules in French, personally, I have never heard of brun being used for dogs or mice...

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maybe this helps: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-French-for-brown-Brun-ou-marron

We are given a rule that brun is used for skin, hair, and fur. Yet example sentence uses ‘marron’ for dog and mouse. Pls advise. Merci!

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