french_colours_gender

french_colours_gender - e unless the word already ends in e...

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By the end of today’s lesson we will be able to: Recognise, read and write adjectives of colour in French.
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BLEU ROUGE JAUNE VIOLET MARRON BLANC NOIR ROSE GRIS VERT ORANGE
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All nouns in French are either masculine or feminine. Masculine nouns un livre un stylo un cahier un taille crayons un crayon un feutre un sac Feminine nouns une règle une trousse une gomme une calculette une feuille
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In English we use colours as adjectives  before  a noun eg:- yellow pencil,    a  red  book,   a  blue  pen In French we use colours as adjectives  after a noun. un stylo jaune un livre rouge un crayon bleu
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What do you notice in these sentences?
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The words for these colours have changed? Why do you think these words are different? They describe feminine nouns. These are the colour words which change with a feminine noun. BLEUE NOIRE VIOLETTE BLANCHE GRISE VERTE
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With a partner, can you think of a rule for deciding how and when to change the colour word? These are rules. When referring to a feminine noun, add an 
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Unformatted text preview: e unless the word already ends in e • Exceptions: • violet te blanc he • No agreement when the adjective of colour is named after a fruit, orange marron (chestnut) Remember the agreement rules and complete the following sentences in your jotter. Write the sentences in English and French. 1. I have a blue pen. J’ai un stylo ________. 2. I have a green pencil case. J’ai une trousse ______________. 3. I have a yellow felt tip pen. J’ai un feutre ___________ 4. I have a white back pack. J’ai un sac _____________ 5. I have a white rubber. J’ai une gomme _____________. Write another 3 sentences of your own, in English and in French . Today we have learned that: In French, adjectives of colour are written after the noun. Colour adjectives agree gender with the noun they describe. There are rules to help us remember how and when to do this. We can use these rules...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course FREN 101 taught by Professor Meservy during the Spring '10 term at BYU.

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