We have now been learning French for a year and still think it is difficult. But all the French people tell us that this is not true.
How can it not be difficult? Instead of Ninety-nine, they say four times twenty plus ten plus nine (quatre-vingt-dix-neuf)!
And today we were learning colors. Really easy.
If the thing you are describing is female, then just add an “e” to the color.
gris -> grise (grey)
bleu -> bleue (blue)
Unless it already has an “e” at the end. Then don’t add another one.
rouge -> rouge (red)
And unless it is white, then you add “he”. blanc -> blanche (white)
And unless it is the color of a fruit. Then you leave it as it is
orange -> orange
marron -> marron (I didn’t even know a chestnut was a fruit!)
And unless the color is light something or dark something
bleu clair -> bleu clair (light blue)
vert foncé -> vert foncé (dark green)
And if you are talking about plurals, then just add an “s”
bleu -> bleus (blue)
But not if it already ends with an “s”
gris -> gris (grey)
Unless of course it is female and so ends with an “e”. Then add the “s”
grise -> grises (grey)
EASY (or so they tell us).