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Frais, long, favori, rigolo have irregular feminine forms (adjectives)

Look at these sentences:

L'eau est assez fraîche.
The water is quite cold.

Ma jupe est longue.
My skirt is long.

C'est ma chanson favorite.
It's my favourite song.

Ma petite sœur est rigolote !
My little sister is funny!

These adjectives are completely irregular in the feminine form:

frais -> fraîche (fresh)

Note that fraiche is also acceptable following the 1990 Spelling Reform.

long ->longue (long)

favori -> favorite (favourite)

rigolo ->rigolote (funny)

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Examples and resources

C'est ma chanson favorite.
It's my favourite song.


Ma jupe est longue.
My skirt is long.


L'eau est assez fraîche.
The water is quite cold.


Ma petite sœur est rigolote !
My little sister is funny!


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Q&A

Tamani

Kwiziq community member

19 July 2017

1 reply

Incorrect example?

Does "L'eau est assez fraîche" translate to "The water is quite fresh?" Rather than quite cold?

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

19 July 2017

19/07/17

Hi Tamani - "frais" can mean various things depending on the context. It was food then "fresh" might be the right translation but in the context of water it's more likely to mean chilled/cool (but not necessarily) . It could also mean fresh in the sense of "new" ("des nouvelles fraîches" = fresh news).
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