"The woman is reading."
When I typed the answer I did not spell woman wit the yod letter and the it was accepted as correct. That is because I have found it as אשה. Are both forms correct or is it a glitch on the page? Thanks in advance for clarifying.
The word גברת is a bit more formal, like saying "lady". "My fair lady" = גבירתי הנאווה.
You also missed off the definite article ה.
Yes, but they do not use the informal word for man, so why is there a difference when it comes to the word for woman?
The word גבר isn't formal. It's funny how language works!
Maybe it's related, maybe not, but "ladies and gentlemen" is גבירותיי ורבותיי, it wouldn't sound as good to say גבירותיי וגבריי, so a different word is used for "my (gentle)men".
And when you address someone unknown, especially if they're older than you, you say גבירתי but not גברי, rather, אדוני, literally "my lord", "monsieur".