Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: French 'substantif' endings from adjectives

  1. #1
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    11

    French 'substantif' endings from adjectives

    so, how do you form french 'substantifs' from their adjectives? And what is the english equivalent of a substantival ending? Really need help!

    thanks!
    Меня зовут Харй!

  2. #2
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    303
    Rep Power
    10

    french grammar conversions

    I'm not sure if this is what you mean, as I don't think in those 'substantive', 'adjective' terms.But I'll give an example of what I think you could mean.
    If you want the word 'certain' to be changed into 'certainly' - In French you put the '-ment' (or -(e)ment) suffix on the word.
    So, 'certain' becomes 'certainement'.And 'lent' (slow)becomes 'lentement' (slowly).But if this isn't what you mean, do you have an example? Give me an example in English.Though, I have a troubles converting word forms into others aswell.So, maybe I'm just as in the dark as you.

Similar Threads

  1. не+adjectives
    By Misha Tal in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 30th, 2010, 06:28 PM
  2. These endings.
    By DDT in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 5th, 2007, 04:41 PM
  3. Endings on Adjectives
    By Phobia in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 18th, 2006, 03:00 PM
  4. Three adjectives
    By Biancca in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: September 25th, 2005, 04:39 PM
  5. Adjectives
    By Knave in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 9th, 2004, 09:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary