Regular adjectives

Some adjectives are regular and follow conventional rules depending on whether they are masculine, feminine, singular or plural. Some adjectives have different rules - they are called irregular.

If you look up an adjective in the dictionary, it will always be listed in the masculine singular form, eg petit (small).

If it is regular all you need to do is:

  • add -e to the end to get the feminine singular form, eg petite
  • add -s for the masculine plural form, eg petits
  • add -es for the feminine plural form, eg petites

Follow these simple rules for all regular adjectives with endings in the masculine singular form in the table below.

TypeMasc. sing.Fem. sing.Masc. plur.Fem. plur.English
-e-s-es
Adjectives ending in -dgrandgrandegrandsgrandestall/big
Adjectives ending in -tcontentcontentecontentscontenteshappy
Adjectives ending in -nprochainprochaineprochainsprochainesnext
Adjectives ending in fatiguéfatiguéefatiguésfatiguéestired
Adjectives ending in -ubleubleuebleusbleuesblue
Adjectives ending in -ijolijoliejolisjoliespretty
Adjectives ending in -rnoirnoirenoirsnoiresblack