Noticeable suffixes in masculine: -age: le voyage, le tournage, le fromage. Fortunately he could do his test this week because he had the sense to go and get a doctor's note! I don't know why I've always remembered that. Yes but I personaly think that she just wants to know if she is masculan or feminen. If you would like to advertise on , please prior to posting. The word 'or' is a conjunction , a word that joinstwo or more statements, people, o … r things.
In languages where nouns do have gender, it's very nearly random. In exceptionalcircumstances, the worker will start laying eggs but the offspringwill always be males so that eventually the colony will die out. Sometimes the stories might seem stupid and pointless to you but it can really work. There are, however, certain patterns in suffixes and word endings that are a tip-off. Also, you could write your masculine nouns in red or on the left side of your notebook or with a little asterisk, i.
But sometimes the little tricks help, especially when remembering a list of things, e. . At the moment they are breeding from four dogs and six bitches , all prizewinners at the Working Sheepdog shows. Just learn them with their article. Though of course, you have to be careful of the exceptions. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus? One example would be vase.
If you want to remember, I think a good way, depending on how you work, could be to create a story in your head. Some words that appear to be masculine like le photo, which is actually short for la photographie are in fact feminine, and vice versa. A word which is masculine in one language may well be feminine in another. You can define a masculine word with a feminine one, because that word necessarily belongs to a wider category of ideas, but you can hardly ever do the opposite, because if the language were a river, that would be like going against the main stream. For example, in fromage, you have the suffix -age which derives masculine nouns from other words, so you can expect similar words like mirage, parlage, rasage, feuillage, paysage, and so on to be masculine. All other parts of speech verb, adverbs, adjectives, preposition, etc.
And then when you encounter the words house, door or window, you remember they're all feminine because of the woman who lives there. Homework help is not allowed in any form. For example, many almost all words that end with -ette are feminine : une trompette, une casquette, une molette, une manette, une machette, une salopette, une gazette, une chaussette, etc. And then if other words of the right gender match your story you can always add them there. Don't you notice how pronouns are easily ambiguous in English? So for French, our sorting is broken, because we don't learn that this article is important. Practice with French speakers, that's important, that really makes a difference, ok? Learning nouns along with their gender, on the other hand, is a basis, you need to get that straight in your notes asap.
As vexing as this subject is for nonnative speakers, we simply have to accept that French gender is here to stay. This is masculine when it refers to a person un acteur, un chauffeur, un vendeur but feminine in abstract nouns la chaleur, la hauteur, la pudeur. In general conversation, a dog is understood to mean the domesticated animal Canis lupus familiaris , with no reference to its sex. You have to put the accent. I've also discovered that vaginas are masculine. In particular, sciences and subjects ending in -graphie — like photographie photography , géographie geography , and chorégraphie choreography — are feminine. For nouns that describe things and concepts, logic has nothing to do with the gender.
Pink for feminine, blue for masculine, green for ambiguous. As mortals, we cannot easily conceive of a spiritual existence, and understand only what we see around us. If you really aren't sure, you can often get away with just looking for an -e at the end of a word, since it usually marks the feminine in writing, but be careful of suffixes like -age and other exceptions. You learn a language through patterns, songs provide patterns, movies too if you are crazy enough to watch them several times. I sit down, and do. Same goes for demonstratives and possessives: Mon pote, ma pote, ce pote, cette pote wonderful Mon ami, mon amie, cet ami, cette amie screw that, I'm going home 3.
It goes from broader feminine to thinner masculine like in a funnel, and defining a larger theme feminine with only one of its elements masculine would be either wrong or incomplete. The gender of some suffixes is distinguishable by the doubling of the consonant and the added -e in the feminine form, for example: -t vs -tte, -l vs -lle, -ien vs -ienne, or -on vs -onne. We're a community for those learning the French language. But it is good to learn the rules for accents. There is no gender in the English noun.
The noun bee is a common gender noun, a word for a male or afemale. Direct objects are wonderful le, la sometimes: Cette table, je la vois. Here you have some of them: Accents You have to know the french consonants: B,C,D,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,X,Z Y is not a consonant in french. Usually the exceptions are due to a difference in the etymology, or in the process of nominalization, but let's not go there today. Some of the examples can get weird the woman has a beard, for instance , but sometimes you remember weird stuff even better. I think that's because you learn early on how to sort vocabulary differently.
Just make sure it's an interesting story and it will come back to you. Others like -ment or -isme are masculine. By When a French noun describes a live being, its gender often reflects the gender of the being in question. In a nutshell: French nouns are assholes. English usesgender specific nouns for male or female. My advice: learn the gender le, la with the word. English uses gender specific nouns for male or female.