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"Le joli garçon"

January 22, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/remigio.chilaule

"joli" is male, "jolie" is female. Looks like it is standard that everything ending in "e" is female and without it is male... "nouveau/nouvelle", "chat/chatte", "chaud/chaude"... it is getting interesting :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/woolysox123

Generally, yes; there are a couple of exceptions (such as "souris," or 'mouse,' which is feminine)... but, that was the first time I've seen it like that, and that is a very helpful point, so merci beaucoup, kind Sir! Take my up-vote!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arayor

Is this meaning the personality type of a "pretty boy"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

Generally no, just his look.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FLara

Is there any difference in pronounciating the words "joli" and "jolie"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

No, because final -e is always mute.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/praveer13

i am completely confused as to when the adjective comes before and when it comes after. :'(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/castguy

Adjectives that go before the noun are descriptions that have to do with the following: Beauty, Age, Goodness, and Size (B.A.G.S.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maomaoto

What's the difference between "le joli garçon" and "le beau garçon"??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

A matter of usage, more than a real difference. We would more frequently say "une jolie fille" and "un beau garçon". I suspect that is because "joli" has feminine connotations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/demisemiquaver

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . .

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