je suis désolée vs. je suis désolé

What's the difference?

December 2, 2015


Désolée is the feminine form, if you're a girl/woman, you write it this way. And without the final 'e' if you're a boy/man.

December 2, 2015

Thank you!! I actually never knew there were two forms until today.

December 2, 2015

the majority of adjectives have two forms in french, depending on whether the person being described is male or female, or if the item is masculine (un/le) or feminine (une/la). usually you just add an -e to the end to make an adjective feminine. but there are some words where the ending of the word changes, i.e. from -eau to -elle.

December 3, 2015

Keep in mind that adjectives in French are always agreed in gender and number with what/whom it is refered to, even if it is after a verb.

  • Je suis beau. (masc.) (I am handsome.)
  • Tu es belle. (fem.) (You(sg) are beautiful.)
December 2, 2015


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