French Adjectives of Description

Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

This week, Sharon, one of my Skype students, was studying French adjectives.

For homework, she had to describe famous people using French adjectives, and I thought this would interest you as well. Merci Sharon !

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1 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard est une actrice de cinéma française. Elle est blanche et sur la photo, elle a une trentaine d’années. C’est une belle brune avec de beaux yeux bleu-gris. Elle est très élégante et ravissante. Elle a le teint légèrement mat, les cheveux longs et elle porte une frange.

Marion Cotillard is a French film actress. She is white and on the picture, she is about thirty years old. She is a beautiful brunette with beautiful blue-gray eyes. She is very elegant and lovely. She has a slightly dark complexion, long hair and she wears bangs.

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2 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt est un acteur de cinéma qui est américain. Il est beau comme un dieu ! Il est blond, il a les yeux bleus, il a la peau assez pâle et beaucoup de charme.

Brad Pitt is a movie actor who is American. He is handsome as a god! He is blond, he has blue eyes, he has pale skin and a lot of charm.

3 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Barack Obama

Barack Obama était le président des États-Unis. Il est grand et mince. Il a la peau café au lait, il est métisse. Il a les yeux bruns et les cheveux poivre et sel et courts.

Barack Obama was the president of the United States. He is tall and thin. He has skin coffee with milk, he is Métis. He has brown eyes and short salt and pepper hair.

4 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Roger Federer

Roger Federer est un joueur de tennis suisse. C’est un bel homme. Il est caucasien, il a les yeux bruns, les cheveux ondulés et un sourire radieux.

Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player. It is a handsome man. He is Caucasian, has brown eyes, wavy hair and a radiant smile.

5 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy est l’ex-président de la France. Il est petit. Il a les yeux noisette et les cheveux marron clair et ondulés. Il a la peau assez blanche, sauf quand il est bronzé ! Il a de très grandes oreilles. Il n’est pas très beau.

Nicolas Sarkozy is the former president of France. He is small. He has hazel eyes and light brown and wavy hair. He has white skin, except when he is tanned! He has very big ears. He is not very handsome.

6 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Bill Gates

Bill Gates était le président de l’entreprise Microsoft. Il n’est pas mal. Il est blanc, il a les yeux bleu clair et les cheveux châtain et courts. Il porte des lunettes.

Bill Gates was the president of Microsoft. It is not bad looking. He is white, his eyes are light blue and his hair is brown and short. He wears glasses.

7 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber est un jeune chanteur de musique pop. C’est un adolescent. Les jeunes-filles pense qu’il est très mignon. Il est de type caucasien, il a les yeux bruns et les cheveux bruns et raides. Il porte une grande frange.

Justin Bieber is a young pop singer. He is a teenager. Young girls think he is very cute. He is Caucasian, has brown eyes and brown, straight hair. He wears a large bangs.

8 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Yoyo Ma

Yoyo Ma est un violoncelliste tres célèbre. Il est de type asiatique, les yeux bridés et les cheveux noirs et raides. Il porte des lunettes.

Yoyo Ma is a very famous cellist. He is Asian, with almond shaped eyes and straight black hair. He wears glasses.

9 – Use French Adjectives to Describe Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela est l’ancien president de l’Afrique du Sud. C’est un vieil homme. Il est noir, il a les yeux bruns et les cheveux gris.

Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa. He’s an old man. He is black, he has brown eyes and gray hair.

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Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

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Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 25+ years in the US and France. Based on my students' goals and needs, I've created unique downloadable French audiobooks focussing on French like it's spoken today, for all levels. Come to Paimpol and enjoy an exclusive French immersion homestay with me in Brittany.

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