https://www.duolingo.com/Atlasthetitan

"The words"

January 7, 2013

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/umolso37

Is there a trick to remembering when something is masculine or feminine? I can't remember all of them.

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manders25

There is no trick to the gender of the nouns, for the most part. It's straight memorization as far as I know.

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kyozaki

Look at the noun, feminine nouns usually end in an e, so you know the adjectives will be feminine too. :

garçon means boy and is masculine (no e at the end) fille means girl and is feminine (notice the e at the end)

Les grands garçons (The big boys) Les grandes filles (The big girls)

Notice how you use the masculine version of big (grand) when talking about boys, and the feminine version (grande) when talking about girls.

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

I would be very careful with this "rule" : a noun ending by an 'e' is probably feminine... See un père, un frère, un crime, un sucre, un verbe, un livre and see also a lot of noun ending by -age and -isme : un orage, un ouvrage, un nuage, un mirage ; (BUT une image) un traumatisme, un parallélisme.

August 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MadeleineMurphy

hey most of the female words end in E

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BombaRosa

Why isn't "paroles" right?

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vinagrin

The only explanation I could possible have is that they want you to answer with what they teach you.Otherwise you could as well just try it without their help.

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Atlasthetitan

I say "les mots" one time and "des mots" another.... apparently they are both wrong.

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AisoRed

It should be "Les mots"

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MadeleineMurphy

The section that says words really needs to be updated you should be able to like search words from a certain topic like you could search food and the food words would pop up. Like seriously.

March 14, 2016
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