Can someone help me with masculine and feminine endings?
I know I should look myself but I would appreciate it if a fellow duo user could direct me to a simply explained source as I often get confused with the subject.
Much appreciated, Jack.
if the word does not end in vowel (Ø) is ♂ word ,
if the word ends in vowels а,я is ♀ (with exceptions as папа, дядя)
if the word ends in vowels о, е is ⚲
if the word ends ь can be ♂(словарь) or ♀ (модель)
Genders in linguistics are called masculine, feminine and neuter
> if the word ends in vowels о, е is neutral
That's not always true, words like кофе, атташе are masculine.
1) neuter sound like a eunuch word
2) yes, there are more exceptions on the link provided
I'll leave it to you to look up one of the many sources if you need, but Russian is pretty straightforward. Using the nominative case:
Feminine nouns end in either а or я (and sometimes ь)
Masculine nouns end in either a consonant or й (and sometimes ь)
Neuter nouns end in either о or е
With the soft sign (ь) you just kind of have to memorize whether it's masculine or feminine, but the rest generally hold true to their ending letter.