What is the difference between masculine and feminine when using the word 'prefer' in French?
preferred (the past participle) - préféré (masculine) préférée (feminine)
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Some rules: Nouns as things. They have a fixed gender: masculine or feminine and can be detected by some rules. a) MASCULINE 1. The noun ends in: -ier,-age, -as, -ement, -ament, -in, -is, -on, -oir, -eur. Un encrier, le canotage, le platras, le chargement, le testament, le patin, un abatt…is, le coupon, le parloir, un compositeur. 2. Names of trees: le chÃªne, le pommier. 3. Names of metals: le fer, le cuivre, le soufre. 4. Languages: le roumain, le russe, le franÃ§ais. 5. Days, months, seasons; le mardi, le riant Avril, le printemps, un bel automne. 6. ending in -a: le cholera, le mimosa. b) FEMININE 1. Nouns formed with suffixes which express action, acquiring the disease (-ade,-ie,-aine,-aison,-ande,-ence,-esseâ¦ La baignade, la jalousie, la quinzaine, la livraison, la trahison, une offrande, la clÃ©mence, la richesse, la bontÃ©, la morsure, la tuberculose. 2. Science: la chimie, la grammaire. 3. Religious holidays: la Saint-Jean, la Saint-Nicolas Other chapters. Nouns like names of beings. The formation of the feminine gender by the derivation of masculine form. Special forms for the two genders Same form for both genders Particular cases - Homonym nouns with opposite gender - Gender of names (Louis - Louise) - Geographical names (MORE)
There is no golden rule - you just have to learn all the words and memorise the gender.. But, by and large, nouns which end in an -e are feminine and which don't are masculine eg une heure, un jour, une semaine, un mois, un an, une annee
it is masculine as in un chien but there is a feminine : une chienne, for the female dog
la forÃªt - feminine.\n. \nAlthough you can also say "les bois" (the woods), which is masculine.
Most feminine words have e's at the end. All feminine words in french have the article: la, or une. Masculine words have: le, or un. The plural is: les.
She uses masculine. If she is writing about herself, or another female, she would use feminine.
tip NÂ°1 : spot the article. . masc. : un, le; (in 'le soleil', the article 'le' indicates that soleil [the sun] is a masculine noun) . fem. : une, la; (in 'la lune', 'la' indicates that 'lune' [moon] is a feminine noun) . tip NÂ°2 : spot the adjective. An adjective tuned to the feminine oft…en takes an additional 'e' at its end. . le ciel est bleu (the sky is blue) > masc. . la mer est bleue (the sea is blue) > fem. (MORE)
'une cousine' is a feminine noun. the equivalent for a male cousin is 'un cousin'.
un mouton (masc.) Of course some sheep are feminine - the word for a ewe is 'une brebis' (fromage de brebis - ewe's cheese is one of my favourite cheeses). A lamb can also be masculine - 'un agneau', or feminine - 'une agnelle'.
There is no word in French for the neuter pronoun "it" because French grammar knows only masculine and feminine gender. Use the masculine or feminine pronoun, il or elle, respectively, depending upon the gender of the antecedent. Where the gender of the antecedent is not specified, use the mascu…line form il . Neither. Only the nouns - and their related adjectives - are masculine and feminine in French. (MORE)
Masculine. When using vÃªtement to refer toclothes, it should be plural: des vÃªtements. Le vÃªtement refers to a piece of clothing.
This is a quite tricky theme, but it has got a simple answer. "Gender" of words may have 2 main roles: 1) As far as living beings are concerned: _In some cases, they are used to differentiate males from females in certain activities, job, professions and among the animal kingdom (similar t…o German in that case), hence avoiding ambiguities. eg: "un conseiller" (masculine) vs "une conseillÃ¨re" (feminine): both mean "councellor", however, the gender of the subject is known. But that is not always the case , and quite a good deal of words are still limited to their masculine form, which leads a few to speak of "language sexism" 2) As far as objects, actions, ideas and concepts are concerned: _The second and perhaps most important use of masculine/feminine words, however, is totally subconscient and most French people themselves do ignore it completely. "Feminine" words in French are more general, vague , they express categories, species, groups of ideas , whereas "masculine" words are specific, precise and accurate , they refer to the things themselves. 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. 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. Eg: "Une boisson" is the feminine word for "a drink", but a drink may be "de l' alcohol" (alcohol), "du lait" (milk), "du vin" (wine), "du sirop" (syrup) etc... all of which are masculine words. Of course there are a few exceptions, but the idea's there. Those, basically, are the 2 main functions of "word gender" in French. (MORE)
'la' is used for feminine nouns, like 'une'. ex: la maison, une maison ; la nuit, la voiture, la lune, la salade. 'le' and 'un' are used for masculine nouns. ex: le chien, le soleil, le jour.
It is the same concept as in English. Such as He or She or even names... Example: if you hear the name Robert you immidiatly understand the aforesaid Robert is a boy.
You mean what are they...... for one guy you say Il for one girl you say Elle for a group for girls you say Elles for a group of girls with only one or more guys in it you would say Ils for just a group of guys you would say Ils For a group of guys with one girl you would still say I…ls (MORE)
capitaine can be used in both masculine (un capitaine) and feminine forms (une capitaine) in French.
much is translated 'beaucoup' in French. Beaucoup is an adverb and has no gender - it is neither masculine nor feminine.
One example would be vase. "Un vase" is a vase, used for holding flowers. "La vase" is the fine mud found at the bottom of rivers. This is unusual because the change of gender completely alters the meaning. The word "eleve" can be masculine or feminine according to the gender of the student conc…erned, but it is always a student. (MORE)
Only the nouns - and their related adjectives - are masculine and feminine in French. The feminine articles are "la" and "une", the articles used for masculine nouns are "le" or un".
Du is a contraction of 'de le', meaning 'of the'; it is used with masculine nouns. There is a noun du, meaning that which is owed. It is also masculine.
In French, nouns are assigned genders. It may seem odd because this doesn't happen in English. At times, it can be frustrating. In place of English "the," we use "la," "le," "l'" or "les." la = feminine = la femme (the woman) le = masculine = le papier (the paper) l' = used whether masculine or fem…inine, when le/la comes before a vowel = l'oeuf (the egg) les = plural, used whether masculine or feminine = les pommes (the apples) In place of the English "a," we use "une," "un," or "des." une = feminine = une maison ( a house) un = masculine = un arbre (a tree) des = plural = des chats (cats. For example, J'aime des chats! = I love cats. It is an indefinite article.) In place of the English "my," we use "mon" or "ma." There are some obvious examples of suffixes that are used to indicate noun gender. un danseur = a male dancer une danseuse = a female dancer -euse is a commonly used suffix to indicate gender, as is "ere" or adding "e" to the end of the word. However, most words don't have any clues as to their gender and must be learned! Hope this helps! (MORE)
Le jus d'orange "le" is masculine "la" is feminine. Since it starts with the "Le" it makes the word Masculine.
The word plant is feminine in french; une plante. For example: I water a plant. = Je les arrose une plante.
" Ourse " is feminine, and " ours " is masculine. Specifically, the French word " ourse " means "female bear." The French word " ours " means "male bear." Despite the difference in meaning and spelling, the pronunciation is the same for both words: "oorss."
une girafe is a feminine word. You can tell it by the article: 'un' is masculine, 'une' is feminine
There is no french word "blue" only bleu if you mean the colour blue and bleu is the same for masculine and feminine
Masculine is the gender of the French equivalent of the English word "rubber." Specifically, the French word is " caoutchouc ." Its singular definite article is " le " ("the"). The pronunciation is "luh kah-oo-tshoo."
Masculine is the gender of the French equivalent of the English word " art ." Specifically, the French word is " art ." Its masculine singular definite article is " l "* ("the"). The pronunciation is "ahr." *The article actually is " le ." But the vowel " e " drops before a noun that begins wi…th a vowel. The temporary nature of that drop is indicated by an apostrophe after the remaining letter " l " and immediately before the first letter of the succeeding word. (MORE)
Cours in French is feminine when it is the plural of cour ("court of justice," "courtship," "courtyard"),masculine when it is a synonym for "(school) class," and neitherwhen it is part of the conjugation of the verb courir ("torun").
Bas in French is masculine as a noun for "bottom" or "stocking" oras an adjective for "low" even though it has no gender as an adverbfor "down" or "downstairs."
'Gamine' is fÃ©minin. However, 'Gamin' is masculin. They both have the same meaning, but one is a girl, the other is a boy.
a colt is 'un poulain' in French. The word is masculine, even for a female colt. Edit: 'Pouliche' is for a female colt.
In French, the name for the country of Russia is "La Russie". The word is feminine.
un chat is a masculine noun. The undefinite article 'un' or the definite article 'le' are masculine, indicating the gender of the noun. A female cat is 'une / la chatte', where the feminine articles 'une' or 'la' indicate a feminine noun.
Un copain (meaning a friend, a pal) is masculine. The feminine version is copine (pronoune [kopeen]
In French, nouns are masculine or feminine as there is no "neutral"gender. The related adjectives take the gender of the noun. Thefirst difficulty is to learn what gender is each noun. Frenchchildren master all this in their early years, simply by listeningand speaking. When they go through primary …school they learn somegrammar rules but they don't have to learn lists of words. When you came across a word for the first time, look at thearticle. "Un" and "le" are masculine articles, hence the noun is amasculine one. "Une" or "la" are feminine articles, so thefollowing noun is feminine. Ex: "Une hirondelle" (a swallow) isfeminine, even though you could speak of a male bird. Another hint may lie in the adjective. The feminine form of theadjective often has an additional (unvoiced) "e" at the end. Ex:une couleur fÃ©minine > the additional "e" tells you that theadjective is feminine, so "couleur" is also a feminine word. Uncomportement fÃ©minin (a feminine behaviour): there is no additional"e", so fÃ©minin is a... masculine adjective (funny if yo think ofit, but true). These are general rules, and every rule will have its exception.For instance some nouns will be the same in either gender (ateacher will be un /or/ une professeur) This can be unsettling for people learning French, but Frenchspeakers will undertand you all the same, and appreciate theeffort. (MORE)
Fragrance is a feminine French word. Fragrance may be seen as pedantic, and most French would use 'parfum' (masc.) or 'odeur' (fem.) instead.
yard (as in backyard, schoolyard...) is translated 'la cour' in French. Cour is a feminine word.
Words ending with an additional 'e' following accented 'e' - Ã©, ette, elle and many more are mostly categorized as feminine words, there are some exceptions. Feminine words in french: Cigarette - cigarette EpÃ©e - sword Jumelle - twin (females) or (Jumelles) binoculars Piqure (the 'u'… is circumflex accent) - prick or sting Masculine words in french: Ange - angel Civet - stew Ballon - ball (sport) (MORE)
It is masculin, but you wouldn't really say "un argent" as money is expressed in quantity, just like you wouldn't say 'one water'. You should use "de l'argent".
you put le or du in front of masculine words, and you put la or de la in front of feminine words
You can translate store by 'magasin' which is masculine, or by 'boutique' which is a feminine word.
All Spanish nouns are either masculine or feminine. The former are usually recognizable because ending in 'o' or a consonant, while the latter mostly end in 'a'. There are many exceptions to this rule. The related definite and indefinite articles are: el, uno (masculine); la, una (feminine) Re…lated adjectives have to agree in gender (and number - whether singular or plural) with the noun they qualify. As do related verbs. (MORE)
Ami, Copain -> masculine (to represent a male friend) Amie, Copine -> feminine (to represent a female friend) Copain & Copine can also be used to define a Boyfriend or Girlfriend.
"le franÃ§ais" is masculine. Actually, all language names I can think of are masculine in French.
norteamericano (male) norteamericana (female) While norteamerican@ is for US and for Canada, estadounidense (both male and female) applies exclusively to the US.
it depends on the reference. for example. She is making sausage for dinner. His sausage grew another inch. see?.
The french word "la" is a feminine word, in fact, it is the state of all the feminine words in french.
The French have feminine and masculine words for African: africain (noun or adjective, masculine) and africaine (noun or adjective, feminine).
French kids have to learn for every word, what gender they are.Articles are useful clues: "le" and "un" are masculine, so thefollowing noun is masculine. "la" or "une" are feminine, and so isthe following noun. If the noun is qualified by an adjective, a feminine noun willoften end with "e" (not alw…ays true, beware!) (MORE)