The colours in French

Colours in French

The colour = La couleur

The colours = Les couleurs

English French

Red

Le Rouge

Yellow

Le Jaune

Blue

Le Bleu (m), bleue (f)

Black

Le Noir (m), noire (f)

White

Le Blanc (m), Blanche (f)

Green

Le Vert (m), Verte (f)

Orange

L'Orange

Grey

Le Gris (m), grise (f)

Pink

Le Rose

Silver

L' Argent (m)

Gold

L' Or (m)

Grey (Eng) / gray (USA)

Le Gris (m), Grise (f)

Brown

Le Marron

Purple

Le Pourpre

Violet

Le Violet (m), Violette (f)

Click on the play button. Listen to the young man speaking out the above list of colours in French, try and repeat each colour after him.

Colours are masculine in French when used as a noun, however when they are used as an adjective, certain names of colours will change to accord with the subject whilst others remain invariable.
For example:

Le short est blanc
La chemise est blanche

Le short is masculine and we use "blanc", whilst "La chemise" is feminine and we use "blanche".

However:

Le short est jaune
La chemise est jaune

Here the short and shirt are "jaune", yellow, but jaune is invariable.

Becareful with the spelling of "bleu" for blue.

Useful French Phrases

Le soleil est jaune.
The sun is yellow.

La mer est bleue.
The sea is blue.

La nuit est noire.
The night is black.

La neige est blanche.
The snow is white.

Le drap est blanc.
The bed linen is white.

L'herbe est verte.
The grass is green.

Mon costume est gris.
My suit is grey.

Ma voiture est couleur argent.
My car is silver colour.

Sa bague est en or.
Her ring is in gold.

Les tournesols sont jaunes.
The sunflowers are yellow.

Le vin est rouge.
The wine is red.

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