"My new horse!"
Translation:Mon nouveau cheval !
Why in this sentence "C'est un homme nouveau.", the nouveau go after the noun, but in this case my new horse is go before the noun?
Adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun they qualify:
- mon nouveau cheval
- ma nouvelle vache
- mon nouvel ami - le nouvel homme (change from "nouveau" to "nouvel" because "ami" starts with a vowel and "homme" starts with a non aspired H)
- mes nouveaux amis/chevaux
- mes nouvelles amies/vaches
thank you for explaining the difference between "nouvel" and "nouveau"!
very few adjectives come first. these are the "BAGS" adjectives... Beauty Age Good and bad Size
i wrote noveau instead of nouveau and got it right, feel like I should get a mistake here.
Yes, nouveau and nouvel are masculine singular ; nouvelle is feminine singular ; nouveaux is masculine plural and nouvelles is feminine plural.
I need another explaination of nouveau vs nouvelle with different example please...
As Sitesurf posted nouveau is masculine so masculine cheval takes nouveau form = nouveau cheval.
Vache is feminine so it requires the adjective to be feminine as well = nouvelle vache
Any masculine singular noun will require the masculine form = nouveau
Any feminine singular noun will require the feminine form = nouvelle
BANGS adjectives come before the noun...Beauty, Age, Number, Good.bad, Size. Not sure where "nouveau" fits, though. Age, maybe?
Why can't I use "mon cheval neuf?"
Neuf was acceptable for some masculine nouns earlier, so I'm curious about the rules. I prefer using my adjectives at the end.
"neuf" means "not used yet" or "just bought" and applies to things rather than people or animals.