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?


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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!

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