Need to do a simple skit in French/A little fuzzy on grammar rules?
I need to do a simple skit in French, and I have to be able to write and preform it in two days. Does anyone know how to do this? I'm up to adjectives 1 in Duolingo. I'm also a little fuzzy on the grammar rules... I don't pay much attention to them in English, and when they refer to grammar in English in terms of explaining French grammar it's a little confusing. It's not the gender rules, more like the way adjectives and nouns are in French, such as "Le chat noir." Apparently, if I write it "Le noir chat," it's incorrect, and this is really confusing in longer sentences.
Can anyone explain this? Thanks.
Hopefully this helps. Most adjectives in French follow the noun they modify, for example, la maison blanche (the white house).
A few short, descriptive adjectives, usually expressing beauty, age, goodness, and size (you can remember this with the acronym “BAGS”), generally precede the nouns they modify:
Beauty: beau (beautiful, handsome), joli (pretty) Age: nouveau (new), vieux (old), jeune (young) Goodness (or lack of it): bon (good), gentil (nice), mauvais (bad) Size: grand (large, big), petit (small, little), court (short), long (long), gros (fat) Other common adjectives that precede the noun but do not fall into the BAGS categories include the following:
autre (other) chaque (each, every) dernier (last) plusieurs (several) quelques (a few) tel (such) tout (all, whole, every) Consider the following examples:
un gros livre (a thick book) une jolie robe (a pretty dress) une autre histoire (another story) plusieurs idées (several ideas) une telle aventure (such an adventure)