Gender Agreement in French

L'accord en genre en français

Introduction Introduction
Grammatical genders are merely a system of categorizing nouns. While grammatical and biological gender often coincide, it is not always necessary that they do. For example objects that are not people or animals do not have biological gender, so it is merely the words used to describe them that have gender, not the objects themselves.

It is important to know the gender of nouns because the articles and adjectives used with them inflect based on their gender. This is called gender agreement. For example, feminine nouns require that articles used with them be in the feminine form.
Masculine
Masculin
Feminine
Féminin
Play bébé
baby
Play frère
brother
Play chien
dog
Play lundi
monday
Play corps
body
Play janvier
January
Play beau-père
step-father father-in-law
Play hiver
winter
Play mercredi
wednesday
Play vendredi
friday
Play mère
mother
Play maman
mom
Play lion
lion
Play tante
aunt
Play tête
head
Play religion
religion
Play réduction
discount
Play sœur
sister
Play conjonction
conjunction
Play épouse
spouse feminine wife
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