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FreEng Adjs-General

French-English General Adjectives

actuel / actuelle current
ancien / ancienne former, ex- [before object], ancient [after object]
beau or bel / belle [Pl: beaux or bel / belles] nice, fine, lovely
bienvenu / bienvenue welcome
blanc / blanche white [color], blank, unused, blank [expression]
bon / bonne good, right, valid
brillant / brillante shiny, shining
calme / calme calm, quiet
chaud / chaude hot, warm
cher / chère dear
classique / classique classic, classical
compliqué / compliquée complicated
correct / correcte correct
créatif / créative creative
culturel / culturelle cultural
décontracté / décontractée relaxed, casual
défini / définie precise
désolé / désolée very sorry, apologetic
différent / différente different
doux / douce [Pl: doux / douces] sweet, soft, mild, gentle [generally not food]
élégant / élégante elegant
ennuyeux / ennuyeuse [Pl: ennuyeux / ennuyeues] dull, boring, tedious, tiresome, bothersome
équivalent / équivalente equivalent
essentiel / essentielle essential
étrange / étrange strange, bizarre, odd
étranger / étrangère foreign, unfamiliar
excellent / excellente excellent, splendid
extraordinaire / extraordinaire extraordinary
familial / familiale [Pl: familiaux / familiales] familial, family
faux / fausse [Pl: faux / fausses] false/untrue, false/not real
fermé / fermée closed
fini / finie completed, done, done for
formel / formelle formal
fort / forte strong, heavy, intense, powerful, great, high
fou or fol / folle [Pl: fous or fol / folle] mad, crazy, wild
frais / fraîche [Pl: frais / fraîches] fresh, cool [temperature], recent [just happened]
froid / froide cold [temperature]
génial / géniale [Pl: géniaux / géniales] great, fantastic
grand / grande big, great, heavy, intense, grand
gros / grosse [Pl: gros / grosses] big, thick, coarse, rough, heavy, enlarged, loud
heureux / heureuse [Pl: heureux / heureuses] happy, glad, lucky, fortunate, good, excellent
identique / identique Identical
idiot / idiote idiotic [not as insulting as in English]
inclus / incluse included
indépendant / indépendante independent
informel / informelle informal
intelligent / intelligente intelligent
intéressant / intéressante interesting
jaune / jaune yellow
laid / laide mean [as in an action]
libre / libre free, clear, without obligation
long / longue long
magnifique / magnifique magnificent
malheureux / malheureuse [Pl: malheureux / malheureuses unfortunate, regrettable, unlucky
malin / maligne malicious
mauvais / mauvaise [Pl: mauvais / mauvaises] bad, incorrect, wrong
même / même same [before object], the very one [after object]
menteur / menteuse lying
merveilleux / merveilleuse [Pl: merveilleux / merveilleuses] marvelous, brilliant
mixte / mixte mixed, varied
mort / morte dead
mou or mol / molle [Pl: mous or mol / molle] soft, pliable
moyen / moyenne middle, average
naïf / naïve naive
négatif / négative negative
neuf / neuve new [fresh out of the factory, first of its kind]
noir / noire black [color], black person, drunk
nouveau or nouvel / nouvelle [Pl: noveaux or nouvel / nouvelles] new - replacing something for the owner, even if not brand new
numérique / numérique numerical, digital
original / originale [Pl: originaux / originales] original
ouvert / ouverte open
passionné / passionnée passionate
petit / petite small, little
positif / positive positive - non-negative or zero, or outcome as a test
possible / possible possible
proche / proche close, near, nearby
prochain / prochaine next, imminent - in context of the present
raffiné / raffinée refined, sophisticated, subtle, discriminating
responsable / responsable responsible
romantique / romantique romantic
rond / ronde round
sec / sèche dry, lean - as in meat
sérieux / sérieuse [Pl: sérieux / sérieuses] serious
seul / seule alone, only, single
sportif / sportive athletic, of or pertaining to sports
suivant / suivante next, following - in context of the sentence
traditionnel / traditionnelle traditional
triste / triste sad
vieux or vieil / vieille [Pl: vieux or vieil / vieilles] old
vrai / vrai true, true to life
Created by: cberteau