Salut chers amis (Hello dear friends)!

It is a beautiful day here and I believe it is the same with you. I hope you've gained a lot from the 3 of the most important French verbs treated previously.

Today, we shall be learning how to combine adjectives of profession with the verb "être =to be" In case you can't remember this verb, kindly go through our previous lesson on the uses of the verb "être" through this link.

We would like to quickly state here that all adjectives in French language agree with the nouns they follow both in gender (masculine or feminine) and in number (singular or plural) in a general sense. Thus, it is necessary for us to know how to determine, most especially, the masculine and feminine forms of french adjectives of profession. We hope you have your paper and pen within your reach to take down a few notes. That's cool. So, let's begin.

Generally, in French, feminine forms of adjectives and formed from the masculine forms by just adding an "e" to it. Note, this is for adjectives in general. But when it comes to adjectives of profession, there are some endings we need to take note of on order to know their feminine form. We shall carefully go through some different cases together.

1. Adjectives of profession that end with an "e" in the masculine form remain invariable in the feminine form.

Examples :

Pilote = pilot

Architecte = architect

Journaliste = journalist

Photographe = photographer

All the adjectives listed above go for both the masculine and feminine forms.

2. There are some professions that were formerly considered to be for men. Thus, there was no need for the feminine forms of such professions until recently when we begin to have women in such professions. So, we basically add an "e" to the masculine form of such profession to make it femimine.

There are very few professions in this category.

Examples :

Professeur / professeure =Teacher or professor