"The shoes are pale yellow."
Translation:Les chaussures sont jaune pâle.
When you use more than one adjective to designate a single color (like "light blue," "dark green," "pale pink", etc.), neither of the adjectives changes according to the noun it modifies. For example:
"Il a les yeux bleu clair et les cheveux brun foncé."
"He has light blue eyes and dark brown hair."
So when you have plural adjectives modifying plural nouns you use the singular...sigh...someday I'll figure French out :) thanks for the explanation!
So... "Il a les yeux bleus" is correct and "Il a les yeux bleu" is incorrect because only one adjective is used?
Yes, but just to clarify. If multiple adjectives designate a single colour then they do not agree in gender of number.
However, if multiple adjective are describing different attributes, then they must agree.
"He has small blue eyes"
then, although using more than one adjective, they are describing different attributes so must agree with the noun:
Il a petits yeux bleus.
Note that petit is a BANGS adjective so comes before the noun.
I hope that is clear :-)
Thank you so much :) This is very clear(ly somewhat confusing lol but).. I get it .. appreciate your reply!
Certain adjectives precede the noun - known as the BAGS or BANGS adjectives:
Beauty ............ joli/jolie, beau/belle
Age .................. jeune, vieux/vieille, nouveau/nouvelle
Number .......... un(e), deux, trois, seconde, deuxième, etc
Goodness ....... mauvais/mauvaise, bon/bonne, gentil/gentille
Size .................. petit/ petite, grand/grande, gros/grosse, long/longue, énorme
Please when do I pluralise my adjectives colours inclusive and when shouldn't I ?
The hint for "pale yellow" is "blonde". Maybe these shoes had hair on them?
I looked to see what options there were for pale yellow and it said blonde. A little confused why it didnt take what it suggested.