"I write a new letter."
Translation:J'écris une nouvelle lettre.
Some adjectives go before the noun, some after. Colour comes after; age comes before. Mostly adjectives follow the noun, and there are a few acronyms to remember the ones that precede it. BANGS (Beauty, Age, Number, Goodness, Size), for example.
Sometimes an adjective means something different depending on whether it leads or follows the noun.
That's a great explanation! Thanks. It's very complicated, even for a native spanish speaker :S
In French, if a word ending in a vowel is followed by a word starting with a vowel then the first word is contracted so that a consonant precedes a vowel. I think this is to make pronunciation smoother/easier.
Similarly in English, we say 'an apple' instead of 'a apple'.
I was wondering the same thing... I think "nouvelle" is just the feminine form of "nouveau," but I'm not certain.