If the adjective 'grand' is put in a plural feminine sentence it becomes 'grandes' so why does court not become 'courtes' in this sentance..... " Elle a les yeux bleus et les cheveux ________"

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    What made you think cheveux was feminine?
    – None
    Jul 28, 2017 at 16:58

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Cheveux is masculine.

Elle a les yeux bleus et les cheveux courts.
Il a les yeux bleus, les cheveux courts et une longue barbe.

but of course if you use court it with a feminine noun, it will have an e in the end.

Sa jupe est très courte.

Elle ne porte que des jupes courtes ou des pantalons longs.

You can easily check the gender of nouns in a dictionary.

cheveu /ʃə.vø ou /ʃfø/ masculin

jupe /ʒyp/ féminin

  • ahh ok so when you talk about cheveux it changes you talking about the person but the hair instead. Thanks Jul 28, 2017 at 17:34
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    @BenjaminCutting Well... the person isn't blue, the eyes are. The person isn't short, the hair is... I hadn't seen your problem, I've expanded the examples.
    – None
    Jul 28, 2017 at 17:36

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