Adjectives, or 'describing words', are usually placed in French AFTER the noun they qualify, unlike in English.
Position of adjectives in French
Here is a list of categories of adjectives that follow that rule:
2. Classification adjectives that put objects in a distinctive category (shape, component...)
3. Adjectives derived from a proper noun (Person, Country, City, Religion...)
Note that these adjectives are not capitalised in French.
4. Adjectives followed by a complement (à, de, pour, comme...)
5. Adjectives modified by adverbs with 2 or more syllables
-> Compare these examples with the following counter-example containing a one-syllable adverb:
As always, there are exceptions to this rule, some adjectives are placed BEFORE the noun:
Position of French Adjectives - Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns
Position of French Adjectives - More adjectives that go BEFORE nouns
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