"The woman is reading."
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".
How do you pronounce "גבירתיי ורבותיי"? "Geweretai verawotai"?
Additionally, does anybody know how to write the word "happening" in "what is happening"/ ?...מה ק? I'm asking myself because I were always expecting it to be written "קורא" but the translation of that is the masculine singular of (to) read.