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Wednesday, June 15, 2011



La mer bleue est au-dessous du ciel bleu.
The blue sea is beneath the blue sky.

As with a similar related example, you can see how the gender of the adjective bleu changes depending upon the noun it modifies, adding an e when used to modify la mer, which is feminine, and maintaining its masculine form with no e when modifying le ciel, which is masculine.

Our word is from a topic that’s perfect for beginning French students — colors, or les couleurs
. If you’ll be studying French for the first time next school year or if you just need a refresher, these French words for colors are for you.

See if you remember how to say blue in French and more with our Colors Quiz.

Vocabulary Section: Adjectives, Colors, Word of the Day