pls help

so i have been learning french for a while now and i just dont understand one thing, how can you know wether a word is femenine or masculine, and whenever they put like elle o il voyage how can i difference it for whenever it is for a group of men or a group of women cause i get a lot of mistakes about it

i hope yall can understand me and help me also can duolingo help me be fluent on french? pls answer me thank you

May 22, 2020


Every noun is masculine or feminine (easier than German which has three genders). Learn the gender with the noun ie memorize "un homme".

Use "elles" for a group of all feminine things. Even one masculine thing and you must use "ils".

Make sure you read the tips before each skill - and sentence discussions after the lesson. Take notes. And use the hover method (do not take each skill to level 5 quickly) - (this gives you the best chance to remember long term and to understand the material)

thanks for helpin but i didnt quiet got you on the first paragrapgh i have to memorize the noun with the gender?


When you learn a new word, for example maison, you should tell yourself "la maison means the house" (instead of just saying "maison" means "house"). This will help you.

Jimmy is right. Every time you learn a new (naming) word ie noun, find out if it is m or f and learn it with un or une.

If you're Italian, Brunella (and i believe you are), remember that most words in French have the same m/f designation as in Italian. La casa - la Maison. La macchina - la voiture. Il piatto - le plat. Occasionally, you will come across words whose gender designation is different; example: il pianeta - la planète. You will just have to remember these differences. Good luck! :)

thank you so much but i have another question does spanish pronouns on male and fenale can cooperate with those from french?? like for example in spanish if u say el castillo is like saying in french un gateau? like does it have a relation?

Spanish has gender, like French and Italian, but the genders are not always the same in Spanish and French.

For example, une voiture (French, feminine) would be un coche or un carro (Spanish, masculine).

Comment sa va? je peux vous aider a faire quelque chose?

Si, Brunella! In Spanish, Italian, and French: El castillo - il castello - le chateau Un castillo - un castello - un château

thanks youre so nice

My pleasure, Brunella :)

Il voyage = Lui viaggia: male, singular. Ils voyagent = Loro viaggiano: male, plural. Elle voyage = Lei viaggia: female, singular. Elles voyagent = Loro viaggiano: female plural.

Does this help a little, Brunella?

"Elle" désigne forcément une personne féminine et "il" désigne forcément une personne masculine. "Un" désigne quelque chose de masculin et "une" désigne quelque chose de féminin. "Elles" (au pluriel) sont plusieurs personnes féminines et "ils" (au pluriel) sont plusieurs personnes masculines.

Voilà, j'espère que cela t'as aidé et bon courage dans ton apprentissage !!

"Elle" necessarily refers to a female person and "il" necessarily refers to a male person. "Un" denotes something masculine and "une" denotes something feminine. "Elles" (plural) are several female persons and "ils" (plural) are several male persons.

There you go, I hope that helped you and good luck in your learning !

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