Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the French adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning French“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
goodbon
badmauvais
newnouveau
oldvieux
smallpetit
large / biggrand / gros
longlong
shortcourt
cheappas cher
expensivecher
light / clearlumière / clair
darksombre
latetard
earlytôt
interestingintéressant
boringennuyeux
tiredfatigué
easy / simplefacile / simple
for freegratuitement
right / correctdroit / correct
wrongmal
strongfort
weakfaible
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