French Gender

Welcome to the fifth French lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in French to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
homme
woman
woman Audio
femme
husband
husband Audio
mari
wife
wife Audio
femme
boy
boy Audio
garçon
girl
girl Audio
fille
father
father Audio
père
mother
mother Audio
mère

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
French
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
mon fils est étudiant Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
sa fille est étudiante Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
il a un grand frère Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
elle a une grande sœur Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
ses frères sont jeunes Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
ses sœurs sont jeunes Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
fils
daughter
daughter Audio
fille
brother
brother Audio
frère
sister
sister Audio
sœur
grandfather
grandfather Audio
grand-père
grandmother
grandmother Audio
grand-mère
child
child Audio
enfant
children
children Audio
enfants

Expressions in French

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning French, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
French
What do you mean?
que voulez-vous dire ? Audio
I don't understand
je ne comprends pas Audio
I don't know
je ne sais pas Audio
What is that called in French?
comment cela s'appelle-t-il en français ? Audio
What is this?
qu'est-ce que c'est ? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
que veut dire ce mot en anglais ? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
excusez-moi Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in French. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

French Plural   French Plural

French Numbers   French Numbers



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