# Sucre vs. Sucré

In recent times, I have been noticing that certain words in french have a form where the same word ending with an "e" will have another form of it but ending with and "é". I assume that this is like the difference between "employer", and "employe" in English, but I'm not sure. If possible, could you tell me what grammatical aspect or category this is?

• It is very simple: sucre = sugar (noun), sucré = sugary/sweet (adjective). This works for a lot of words, sometimes it's noun-adjective/past participle, sometimes it's verb in present-adjective/past participle. – MorganFR May 19 '16 at 16:39
• Le sucre est très sucré... Although they are said differently, due to the accent. – Mason H. Hatfield May 22 '16 at 19:46

If you look up the definition of sucre, you'll see it is a noun meaning sugar.

Sucré however, according to the dictionary is an adjective equivalent to sweetened / sweet. Example:

• This juice is very sweet! (Ce jus est très sucré)
• Sweetened milk (Du lait sucré)

Sucré can have other meanings:

• Act as an adverb: 'Manger sucré' (ie: 'mettre du sucre sur ses aliments')
• Act as noun: (see the second link provided)

Employé is the person who is employed, whereas Employer is the verb meaning 'to employ'.

Hope this helps!