https://www.duolingo.com/JetPackJack

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.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GermanOfficial

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)

http://www.russianlessons.net/grammar/nouns_gender.php

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JetPackJack

Спасибо!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Djenthallman
Djenthallman
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  1. Genders in linguistics are called masculine, feminine and neuter

  2. > if the word ends in vowels о, е is neutral
    That's not always true, words like кофе, атташе are masculine.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanOfficial

1) neuter sound like a eunuch word

2) yes, there are more exceptions on the link provided

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711
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Perfect..but we say masculine, feminine and well yes neuter.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GermanOfficial

fixed: ♀♂⚲

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/an_alias
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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.

1 year ago
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