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Adjectives to Describe People

What do ‘de taille moyenne’, ‘gourmand’ and ‘démodé’ mean? How would you say ‘pretty’ or ‘thin?

Studying Year 7, 8 or 9 French? This rapid revision quiz was created for you.

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Adjectives are words we use to describe nouns or ‘things’. One of the most common things you will want to describe is people. They come in all shapes and sizes and with different personalities too. Learn how to say the French words for tall, smart, pretty, cool and many more besides! This will help you a lot when it comes to French tests and exams.

In each question you will be given a word or words in English. All you have to do is choose the French equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
Old fashioned
Désolé
Ennuyeux
Démodé
Génial
Désolé = sorry
Ennuyeux = boring
Génial = great
2.
Cool
Cool
Belge
Marrant
Timide
Belge = Belgian
Marrant = funny
Timide = shy
3.
Smart
Délicieux
Émouvant
Bizarre
Élégant
Délicieux = delicious
Émouvant = moving
Bizarre = weird
4.
Pretty
Suisse
Passionnant
Jolie
Utile
Suisse = Swiss
Passionnant = exciting
Utile = useful
5.
Small
Gris
Savoureux
Amusant
Petit
Gris = grey
Savoureux = tasty
Amusant = fun
6.
Fat
Grec
Gros
Bien
Facile
Grec = Greek
Bien = good
Facile = easy
7.
Thin
Sucré
Nul
Sympa
Mince
Sucré = sweet
Nul = rubbish
Sympa = nice / kind
8.
Ugly
Moche
Marron
Amer
Pas mal
Marron = brown
Amer = bitter
Pas mal = not bad
9.
Medium height
Plein d'action
De taille moyenne
Gourmand
Affreux
Plein d'action = full of action
Gourmand = greedy
Affreux = awful
10.
Tall / big
Grand
Salé
Bavard
Paresseux
Salé = salty
Bavard = talkative
Paresseux = lazy
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - French

Author:  Graeme Haw

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