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Adjective order question

I am having a hard time with adjective order. I assumed one could say, "Tu es une jolie femme" or "Tu es une femme jolie" and both would be correct. Am I mistaken?

June 29, 2013



You might have a better chance of getting a correct and faster response if you post in the French discussion page :D There are links on the side on the main discussion page.


My earlier reply didn't seem to post so here goes again. Thanks for the help, this was my first question on the discussion page and I didn't realize that there was a French discussion option. Thanks again, I'll check it out.


In French, some adjectives come before the verb, and some come after. Some can be used in either position, but the meanings are different. It seems difficult at first, but you do get used to it and with time you'll be able naturally use the adjectives correctly.

Take a look at this post: http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/5618


Thanks for the help. I'll check out the link.

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