Most descriptive adjectives are placed after the noun they modify. These normally have an analytical meaning, in that they classify the noun into a certain category.
These types of adjectives include shape, color, taste, nationality, religion, social class, and other adjectives that describe things like personality and mood.
In addition, present participles and past participles used as adjectives are always placed after the noun.
Certain adjectives are placed before the noun, some which you can memorize with the acronym "BAGS": Beauty Age Good and bad Size
Finally, Some adjectives have both a figurative and an analytic (literal) sense and can thus be placed on either side of the noun. When the adjective is figurative, it goes before the noun, and when it's analytic, it goes after the noun.
Exemple : Figurative: mes vertes années my green (fruitful) years Literal: des légumes verts green vegetables
Numbers is kind of covered in Age and Size, as size is measured in quantities of a unit and numbers are also quantities of units.
I thought "petite" is the masculine form, but "la tomato" is clearly feminine. Help?
You made a mistake, petite is feminine. Masculine form of "petite" (small, little) is PETIT (singular) and PETITS (plural) while feminine form is PETITE (singular) and PETITES (plural). So 'La petitE tomate' is the right form.
I assume that petite is femminine just like chienne and chatte vs the masculine that doesnt end in e or have la infront of it
why is it that the female speaker says "la pah-teet Tomate" and the male speaker says "la pah-te-tah Tomate" .. or something like that. My point is they say petite differently.. why?
Petit is for masculine singular nouns (un petit plat, for example), petite is for feminine singular nouns (une petite pomme, une petite tomate, etc.).
Why is it small tomato and not little tomato? Surely small and little are synonyms in English so both should be acceptable?
I can only hear this sentence as "La petite tomate rouge" (The small red tomato). Is the pronunciation for this sentence missing the word "est"? If it is perfectly correct and sounds similar to "La petite tomate rouge", how can I ever tell both sentences apart when I listen to this sentence?
Tomate is pronounce tomat. The E on the end is silent. The E that you are confusing with the end of Tomate is probably Est.
I get the difference in the order of an adjective "a.k.a BANGS" and all but what I'd like some help in the difference in using 'petit' and 'petite', please? Cheers :-)
rootSU110101, "petit" is an adjective that is used with masculine nouns (e.g. petit garçon, petit chat) whereas "petite" is an adjective that is used with feminine nouns (e.g. petite fille, petite chatte).
Petit is used with a masculine noun, e.g. un petit garçon
Petite is used with a feminine noun, e.g. une petite fille
It means 'small'.
How are we supposed to know whether its 'petite' or 'petit'? I was under the impression that 'petite' was for people and 'petit' was for things, or is it the stupid frenchy male and female thing? 'This chair is masculine' LOL'
holy cow man. that is rude, that means like you are a b**** so that is a lesson never use that.. that word use chien