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Irregular Adjectives that come before the Noun

French Grammar from RapideFrench.com

Most adjectives come after the noun for example les chats heureux (the happy cats). However the following adjectives are exceptions and go before the noun, for example les gros chat (the fat cat):

  • Beauty : beau, joli, vilain
  • Age : vieux, jeune, nouveau
  • Goodness : bon, excellent, gentil, mauvais, meilleur
  • Size : grand, petit, court, long, gros, haut
  • Others : autre, faux, même, double, triple, permière, duxième, troisème, etc.

Notice that you can use BAGSO to help you remember, but there are other beauty, age, goodness and size adjectives that go after the noun as normal.