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How do you know when to use feminine and masculine when speaking french?

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2008-08-01 08:26:47
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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

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I even don't know but I think it's MASCULINE

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French kids have to learn for every word, what gender they are. Articles are useful clues: "le" and "un" are masculine, so the following noun is masculine. "la" or "une" are feminine, and so is the following noun. If the noun is qualified by an adjective, a feminine noun will often end with "e" (not always true, beware!)

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laide*Laide is correct for one feminine noun/person. If it's masculine you would use laid. Feminine plural is laides, masculine plural is laids. Or, if you don't know whether your noun is masculine or feminine, you could always use moche which works for both (moches in the plural).

YES der if you are taking french class you should know not to waste our time but to ask madmoiselle thingi.

Objects are not feminine or masculine, specific words are. If there's more than one word for the same object, they don't necessarily have to have the same gender. So you'd need to specify which particular word you meant. The ones I know of (voiture and automobile) are feminine, but there could be a masculine one I'm unaware of.

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In English, almost all nouns (with the obvious exception of some proper nouns) are genderless. In languages where nouns do have gender, it's very nearly random. A word which is masculine in one language may well be feminine in another. Even within a single language, you generally just have to "know" which words are which. In French, nouns which take the adjective "Le" are masculine while those which take the adjective "La" are feminine.

No choice but to actually learn them individually. There is not quick, easy or simple trick/rule to follow. Don't feel daunted though, even the French often get them wrong.

A determinant un French is ''déterminent'', but if you want to know the actual determinants, there would be ''la, le, les, etc.'' La is used for feminine nouns. Le is used for masculine nouns. Les is used for plural nouns.

i don't know about Perth but i know about Australia. The closest French speaking country to Australia is new Caledonia.


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