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"I am eating red strawberries."

Translation:Je mange des fraises rouges.

September 16, 2017



i can't understant when we write adjective before the noun, and where after. please explain


First thing to remember is that the vast majority of adjectives follow the noun, so it's easier to learn the ones that don't and you can assume that all the others will follow the noun.

While it's not a 100% perfect rule, a common way to remember which nouns come before the noun is the acronym BAGS:

  • Beauty: joli, beau
  • Aget: vieux, jeune, nouveau
  • Goor (or bad): bon, mauvais, meilleur
  • Size: grand, petit, long, large, gros

You could of course go into more detail and get a more complete list, or you could start looking at some adjectives that can go either before or after the noun, but which meaning depending on context, but I think this is enough to start of with at least!


Please read the Tips&Notes in the lessons (from a PC if you can't access them from your platform).


How suposed to be red strawberries, are there any other kind? I am confused.


Don't think too much: it is only a grammatical exercise.


Yes there are "fraises blanches" - I think the English name is pineberries...


So, Duolingo's English translation doesn't use: "des" as "some." They skip it when asking for the French, but for some reason when I am asked to translate it from French to English, I am supposed to write: "some."

I think you need to rework some system issues because this doesn't make any sense.


The system tends to suggest "some strawberries" when there is an error in the translation before the word "strawberries", like the use of "the".


that's simply because in ENGLISH you don't need it. but in FRENCH it is an absolute necessity. This is what we call ;L'ADJECTIF PARTITIF.


"l'article partitif"


it tells me to put rouges last.


85% of French adjectives are regular. Regular adjectives are placed after the noun they modify. Color adjectives are regular and placed after the noun.


What's the difference of fraises rouges and rouges fraises?!


Could you have said "je mange des rouges fraises" and it would be correct?


To a French ear, what you suggest would sound just like "I eat strawberries red" to an Anglophone's ear.


Why does rouges go after?


Regular adjectives are placed after the noun they modify.

85% of French adjectives are regular. Color adjectives are regular.

Only a bunch of adjectives, with a subjective or relative meaning, are placed before the noun they modify.




How do you tell if the adjective goes in front of the noun or after it?


I forgot an s and i got it wrong


Confused about when adjective follows noun and when it doesn't

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