"I eat a third crepe."
Translation:Je mange une troisième crêpe.
Adjective is after the noun. only time it's before the noun is the Acronym BANGS they gave us towards the beginning. It's helped me so much. Stands for: Beauty, Age, Numbers, Good/bad, Size. When it's one of those it's always before the noun, either then that it's after.
maybe this can help you: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm
Well, there are circumstances where it would work. Telling a story: "I sit down and start to eat; I hear a noise; I go outside but see nothing; I return to the table; I eat a third crepe while wondering what it was I heard...."
But I agree that in ordinary conversation, "I eat a third crepe" would immediately indicate the speaker is not fluent in English.
They always recommend learning every noun with the article, so you learn what gender it is. Of course in cases where it's L', like with L'abeille you will need you look it up what the gender is, as you can't tell by looking at that. It's important to learn the articles "le or la", "un or Une" so you know what the gender is. Since in French you can't ever put no article. Even if English says "The dog is eating food" you can't put "Le chien mange nourriture", you have to put "Le Chien mange de la nourriture".
Is there an easier way of identifying whether a word is masculine or feminine? I am Deaf, so I cannot just hear and detect the tones. Usually, I look at the spelling of the word... but at times it's just frustrating!!! Any tips? Are all numerical ordering words (first, second, third, etc.) feminine?