3.4.1.1 Prefixed adjectives

The following adjectives are usually put before the noun that is described in detail. These adjectives are called prefixed adjectives:

  Examples
jeune (young), vieux (old)    
  un jeune homme un vieil homme
    a young man   an old man
  petit (small), grand (big)    
  un petit jardin un grand jardin
  a small garden   a big garden
  bref (short), long (long)    
  un bref moment un long moment
  a short moment   a long moment
  bon (good), mauvais (bad)    
  un bon vin un mauvais vin
  a good wine   a bad wine
  beau (beautiful)
  un beau chemin une belle maison
  a beautiful way   a beautiful hose
  BUT: laide (ugly) is put after!!    
  un chemin laid une maison laide
  an ugly way   an ugly house





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