Would “rose” be an invariable color?

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DeAnna

Kwiziq community member

17 June 2018

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Would “rose” be an invariable color?

Would it be correct to say,  ”J’aime des roses rose!”

This relates to:
Compound colour names and colour names derived from things are invariable -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 June 2018

18/06/18

Hi DeAnna,


according to the lesson (https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-colour-descriptions-adjectives-change-according-to-gender-and-number) the correct way to say it is:


J'aime les roses roses. -- I love pink roses.


In general, colors derived from object names such as orange (an orange) or marron (le marron/the chestnut) stay immutable. However, the color rose (pink) does vary, even though it seems to derive from a real object, too.


-- Chris (not a native speaker).


Greetings, -- Chris (not a native speaker).

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