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bon/beau/bien?

I'm getting confused about the distinction between these adjectives... any tips?

July 31, 2016

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Jrikhal gave a good utility description of the words but just in case you didn't know, beau and bon change based on the noun that follows it.

Beau/Bon - before a masculine noun

Bel - before a masculine noun that starts with a vowel

Belle/Bonne - before a feminine noun

July 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Some uses can be subtle, but as a first step in learning their differences, learn them like that:

  • bon (adjective) <-> good
  • bien (adverb) <-> well
  • beau (adjective) <-> good-looking
July 31, 2016
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