Variable – variable


Let's Define It!

What's *variable*?

In French, a word is said to be variable when it declines. By that, we mean that this variable word will be transformed under  various circumstances (i.e. gender, number, conjugated forms, etc.)

In short, a variable word changes in form.

For example, a word like table (table) is variable.

  • une table [table] (feminine - singular form)
  • des tables [tables]  (feminine-plural form)


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are a few invariable words in French:

chic (cool) --> Elle est chic [she is cool]

orange (orange) --> des chemises orange [orange shirts]

vite (fast) --> ils courent vite [they run fast]


Let's Take a Quiz!

What did you learn?