If you’re taking language courses and you have to write a long written work for a class, you might notice you often use the same words a lot to express feelings or to describe someone. French, like English, has many basic adjectives that can be used daily to express how one feels. However, it can be extremely boring to use the same four adjectives all the time. Here are some various French adjectives to learn!
You should learn the 200 most used French words. But it’s also important to add know synonyms in order to enrich a text. So, we’ve come up with 10 of the most basic French adjectives people use every day and added more interesting synonyms to enrich your texts!
When you tell someone they are beau (belle is feminine) it means they are good-looking, pretty, attractive. If you want to be a little more expressive and describe a character better use these French adjectives: mignon (cute), superbe, éblouissant, ravissant (a great beauty), canon (smoking hot!), élégant (elegant), divin (divine). These words can help you be more specific when you express the beauty of your characters.
Writing down someone or something is grand is kind of banal. How tall is this character or how vast is this room? Using more specific synonyms will help the reader understand exactly how tall this character should be or how large an area is. You can use synonyms like: immense (huge), étendu (vast, wide), colossal (colossal), monumental (monumental), interminable (interminable).
There are a lot of different degrees of sadness. You can be just a little sad or you can be crying buckets, not able to leave your house for a whole week. Use these French adjectives to really express how triste someone is: attristé (saddened), morose (morose), mélancolique (melancholic), malheureux (unhappy).