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"A round girl"

April 11, 2013

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NeilR

I don't understand when an adjective should go before or after the noun it is describing: 'une robe propre' or 'une propre robe'?

April 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cravatenamja

Unfortunately there are many exceptions that we have to learn as we go. Ronde just happens to be one of them.

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Leafar31

adjectives that are about beauty, age, good/bad and size are almost all the exceptions Ici unne bonne link! ;) http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm

June 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maeve43

i guess ronde is not a description of size, as per your BANGS rule

April 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lmg743

Indeed, ronde describes shape and not size.

July 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chrissomerry

Indeed, you could be a round but very small person!

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/IzzyFizzy13

How are we supposed to know which words have exceptions and which don't if they don't tell us.

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/heartlandexpat

Anyone wondering about order of adjectives just google 'french BAGS adjectives' it's a mnemonic device that helps you remember which ones go in front. :)

April 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

I used that mnemonic device and it didn't work. In the "BANGS" mnemonic device it list Size adjectives as adjectives that come before the noun which I followed and it didn't work. I put "Une ronde fille" and that was wrong.

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reyzvolution

How is round = size?

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fatinaiman

i got it wrong too. but when i open this http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm shape(round) is in the position which needs to be after the noun. and now i finally understand :D

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mascpassos

I did't understand.

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/barbz.nz

I am having the same problem, is there a magic rule

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yangyang.chen

we have to remember these exceptions...

May 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ArnieRoss

Try this Web site and others like it: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Vebhav.

why 'une ronde fille 'is incorrect?

June 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pulkitkarwal

Round is not size, technically, it is a shape. I think that's why based on the BAGS/BANGS rule it still comes after the noun.

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Yogalina1

It doesn't make sense to me that you will say 'une belle fille', yet in the next sentence 'une fille ronde', you put the adjective after the noun. How do we distinguish when to put an adjective before or after a noun??

June 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ghazalak72

lol

June 30, 2013
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