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fr-adj (feminine singular fr-adje, masculine plural fr-adjs, feminine plural fr-adjes)


This template is used for the headword line of French adjectives. It uses Module:fr-headword as a back-end. This template adds the term to Category:French adjectives, formats the inflection line, and (if the base inflection) links to its other inflections.



compact (feminine singular compacte, masculine plural compacts, feminine plural compactes)

Use this template on the inflection line of the base (i.e. masculine singular) entry for French adjectives.


parameter usage
{{fr-adj|1=mf}} Adjectives that are the same in the masculine and feminine, but have a distinct plural (this is the default for adjectives ending in -e, unless f= or fp= is specified).
{{fr-adj|inv=1}} Invariable (no inflections), e.g. sexy.
{{fr-adj|f=}} Feminine inflection formed irregularly (see below), e.g. fou, sec, grec.
{{fr-adj|mf}} Should be used for adjectives that have identical masculine singular and feminine singular forms.
{{fr-adj|mp=}} Masculine plural inflection formed irregularly (see below), e.g. nu comme un ver or libéral-démocrate.
{{fr-adj|fp=}} Feminine plural inflection formed in a way other than adding -s to the feminine inflection, e.g. nu comme un ver.
{{fr-adj|p=}} Irregular plural inflection for nouns with 1=mf.
{{fr-adj|m2=}} Masculine singular form used only before a vowel, e.g. vieux (vieil). Only applies to a handful of entries.
{{fr-adj|f2=}}, {{fr-adj|f3=}}, ... Further acceptable feminine forms, e.g. frais.
{{fr-adj|mp2=}}, {{fr-adj|mp3=}}, ... Further acceptable masculine plural forms.
{{fr-adj|fp2=}}, {{fr-adj|fp3=}}, ... Further acceptable masculine plural forms.
{{fr-adj|comp=}}, {{fr-adj|comp2=}}, ... Irregular comparative(s).
{{fr-adj|sup=}}, {{fr-adj|sup2=}}, ... Irregular superlative(s).
{{fr-adj|onlyg=}} Specify that the adjective exists only in a given gender (e.g. patronnesse only in the feminine), number (e.g. premiers entre eux only in the plural) or gender-number combination (e.g. crestou only in the masculine singular). This places the adjective in Category:French defective adjectives. Depending on the value of onlyg=, certain parameters can be specified, and may be derived by default. See below.
{{fr-adj|suff=y}} If specified (with any non-empty value, actually), term is a suffix rather than a base form (this categorizes into Category:French suffixes and Category:French adjective-forming suffixes rather than Category:French adjectives).

Rules for forming the feminine

ending feminine
-e -e
-en -enne
-er -ère
-el -elle
-et -ette
-on -onne
-if -ive
-ieur -ieure
-teur -trice
other -eur -euse
-c -que
other add -e

Rules for forming the masculine plural

ending masc plural
-s -s
-x -x
-al -aux
other add -s

Values of onlyg, and associated parameters

onlyg value Used for Parameters allowed Derived by default?
m Masculine-only adjectives mp, mp2, ... yes
f Feminine-only adjectives fp, fp2, ... yes
s Singular-only adjectives f, f2, ... yes
s along with 1=mf Singular-only adjectives with the same form in the masculine and feminine (none) N/A
p Plural-only adjectives fp, fp2, ... no
p along with 1=mf Plural-only adjectives with the same form in the masculine and feminine (none) N/A
m-s Masculine-singular-only adjectives (none) N/A
f-s Feminine-singular-only adjectives (none) N/A
m-p Masculine-plural-only adjectives (none) N/A
f-p Feminine-plural-only adjectives (none) N/A


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