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What gender is this word? Copy the table and put each word in the right column, to show if the word is masculine, feminine or plural Clue: look at the word that comes before it! mon chienune sourisma soeurles chats la tortuele chatmes parentsun oiseau

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What gender is this word

What gender is this word?

Copy the table and put each word in the right column, to show if the word is masculine, feminine or plural

Clue: look at the word that comes before it!

mon chienune sourisma soeurles chats

la tortuele chatmes parentsun oiseau

ma cousinemon cousinles poissons


What gender is this word

redplaybigfunnymaths

tenbrowndogworkingschool

boringsisterhappyboyfriendly

threechattypenshello

Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes something.

Can you tell which of these English words are adjectives?


What gender is this word

Adjectives

If you want to use an adjective in French, you have to know the gender of the word it’s describing. You also need to know if there is more than one of it.

Why?? Look at these sentences and see if you can tell why it’s important to know the gender of a word.

Mon chat est brun.

Ma souris est brune.

Mon grand-père est amusant.

Ma grand-mère est amusante.

Mes frères sont intelligents.

Mes soeurs sont intelligentes.

Mes crayons sont bleus.

Mes gommes sont bleues.


What gender is this word

Adjectives

The usual rules for adjectives are:

Describing a masculine word – leave it as it isBLEU

Describing a feminine word – add E BLEUE

Describing a masculine plural word – add SBLEUS

Describing a feminine plural word- add ESBLEUES

Can you fill in the right endings on these adjectives?

  • Mon chat est noir___

  • Ma souris est brun___

  • Ma grand-mère est bleu___

  • Mes cousins sont amusant___

  • Le hamster est vert___

  • Les cochons d’Inde sont petit___

  • La tortue est grand___


What gender is this word

Adjectives (describing words)

If you use an adjective in French, you have to know if the word it’s describing is masculine or feminine. You also need to know if there is more than one of it.

The usual rules for adjectives are:

Describing a masculine word – leave it as it isBLEU

Describing a feminine word – add E BLEUE

Describing a masculine plural word – add SBLEUS

Describing a feminine plural word- add ESBLEUES


What gender is this word

Spotting mistakes!

These adjectives all have the wrong ending.

Can you correct them?

  • Mon chien est noire

  • Ma tortue est bruns

  • Ma tante est intelligent

  • Mescousines sont amusante

  • Le serpent est vertes

  • Leslapins sont petit

  • La tortue est grandes

  • Le perroquet est bavards


What gender is this word

intelligentamusantbavardmarrantgrand

bleu strict vertbrun noir petit

These adjectives follow the rule you wrote down.

Can you write the French & English next to each other?

Funny =

Clever =

Chatty =

Fun =

Strict =

Green =

Blue =

Brown =

Black =

Big/tall =

Small =


What gender is this word

gris

Les Couleurs

vert

noir

Add:

E for feminine words

ES for feminine plural

bleu

brun

Add:

S for plural words

Add:

E for feminine words

S for masculine plural

ES for feminine plural

rouge

jaune

rose


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