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
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good
bon
bad
mauvais
new
nouveau
old
vieux
small
petit
large / big
grand
gros

long
long
short
court
cheap
pas cher
expensive
cher
light / clear
lumière
clair

dark
sombre
late
tard
early
tôt
interesting
intéressant
boring
ennuyeux
tired
fatigué
easy / simple
facile
simple

for free
gratuitement
right / correct
droit
correct

wrong
mal
strong
fort
weak
faible

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