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French translation: assiettes orange

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14:04 Aug 27, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: orange plates
setting a dinner table
rose
French translation:assiettes orange
Explanation:
when the word referring to a colour is that of a noun(ie an orange)but used as an adjective,it doesn't agree with the noun.This is the case here for orange as it implies des assiettes(couleur)orange.So no "S"

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na +2assiettes orangeStephanie Bachelay
na +1assiettes oranges
Kateabc


  

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31 mins peer agreement (net): +1
assiettes oranges


Explanation:
les assiettes oranges:
assiettes - plates
oranges - orange
Generally, adjectives are placed behind the noun in French. Also, French adjectives agree with the nouns they are describing.

Kateabc
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 36

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agree  BernieM
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17 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
assiettes orange


Explanation:
when the word referring to a colour is that of a noun(ie an orange)but used as an adjective,it doesn't agree with the noun.This is the case here for orange as it implies des assiettes(couleur)orange.So no "S"

ref Larousse des difficultés de la langue française

Stephanie Bachelay
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:43
PRO pts in pair: 24
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agree  Fernando Muela: Tout à fait d'accord, Natalie
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agree  dmwray
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