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| || Les Articles Définis ||Definite Articles |
In French, nouns (substantives m.
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) are either masculine (m.
) or feminine (f.
). Each gender has its own article.
|le jourm. ||the day |
|la nuit f. ||the night |
Les is the plural article for both masculine and feminine nouns.
|les hommes m. plural ||the men |
|les femmes f. plural ||the women |
When the noun begins with a vowel or a silent "h", the le or la simply becomes l".
|l"ombre m. ||the shade |
|l"abeille f. ||the bee |
|l"hôtel m. ||the hotel |
|Les Articles Indéfinis ||Indefinite Articles |
|un bâtiment m. ||a building |
|une maison f. ||a house |
|des choix m. ||some choices |
|des filles f. ||some girls/daughters |
Guessing the gender of people nouns is easy. If you"re referring to a male, it"s masculine, otherwise it"s feminine.
|le gosse ||the kid (male) |
|la gosse ||the kid (female) |
Many people nouns have both masculine and femine forms.
|le fermier ||farmer (male) |
|la fermière ||farmer (female) |
|le vendeur ||salesperson (male) |
|la vendeuse ||salesperson (female) |
Some people nouns are always either masculine or feminine, regardless of whether it refers to a guy or a girl.
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|la vedette ||star |
|le savant ||wise person |
|le pilote ||pilot |
|le professeur ||teacher (high school or university) |
Guessing the gender of inanimate nouns can be a bit tricky. Consonant ending nouns are usually masculine and e ending nouns are usually feminine but there are tons of exceptions. There are some rather complicated rules that can be used.