Adjective Types

Types d’adjectifs

If you’ve ever studied grammar, you know that the basic definition of an adjective is something like "a word that describes a noun." If asked to name some adjectives, you might come up with words like small, pretty, and blue – in other words, descriptive adjectives. But did you know that there are many other types of adjectives as well? Let’s take a look.

Types of French Adjectives

Here are the different types of French adjectives with a few examples of each. Click the titles for detailed lessons on each type.

Demonstrative adjectives


Exclamative adjectives

ce ce livre quel quel pays !
cet cet homme quelle quelle ville !
cette cette leçon quels quels aventures !
ces ces enfants quelles quelles idées !

Indefinite adjectives


Interrogative adjectives

autre un autre livre quel quel pays ?
certain un certain regard quelle quelle ville ?
quelque quelque argent quels quels aventures ?
tout tout le voyage quelles quelles idées ?

Negative adjectives


Numerical adjectives

ne … aucun je n’ai aucune idée deux deux idées
ne … nul nul argent n’est requis deuxième deuxième livre
ne … pas un il n’a pas un sou double double express

Possessive adjectives


Relative adjective

mon mon pays lequel j’ai vu l’enfant, lequel enfant pleurait
ta ta ville   
ses ses aventures 
notre notre idée    

Past participles


Present participles

arrêté une voiture arrêtée pesant un carton pesant
souhaité le résultat souhaité intéressant une idée intéressante

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