French Feminine

French Feminine

If you're trying to learn French Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your French grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn French. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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French Feminine

Learning the French Feminine is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Feminine is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

To form a feminine word from the masculine in French, you simply add (-e) if the word ends in a consonant. Here is an example:

√Čtudiant (student masc.) becomes √©tudiante (student fem.)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: Homme (man), Femme (woman).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineFrench Feminine
FeminineFéminin
he is happyil est heureux
she is happyelle est heureuse
he is Americanil est américain
she is AmericanElle est américaine
manhomme
womanfemme
fatherpère
mothermère
brotherfrère
sistersœur
uncleoncle
aunttante
bulltaureau
cowvache
boygarçon
girlfille

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Feminine in French has a logical pattern. Locate the Feminine above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in French.

List of Feminine in French

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in French? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English VocabularyFrench Vocabulary
objectsobjets
bathroomsalle de bain
bedlit
bedroomchambre
ceilingplafond
chairchaise
clothesvêtements
coatcouche
cuptasse
deskbureau
dressrobe
floorétage
forkfourche
furnituremeubles
glassverre
hatchapeau
housemaison
inkencre
jacketveste
kitchencuisine
knifecouteau
lamplampe
letterlettre
mapcarte
newspaperjournal
notebookcahier
pantspantalon
paperpapier
penstylo
pencilcrayon
pharmacypharmacie
pictureimage
plateplaque
refrigeratorréfrigérateur
restaurantrestaurant
rooftoit
roompièce
rugcouverture
scissorsciseaux
shampooshampooing
shirtchemise
shoeschaussures
soapsavon
sockschaussettes
spooncuillère
tabletable
toilettoilette
toothbrushbrosse à dents
toothpastedentifrice
towelserviette
umbrellaparapluie
underwearsous-vêtements
wallmur
walletportefeuille
windowfenêtre
telephonetéléphone

Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in French, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with French Feminine, you might want to check the rest of our French lessons here: Learn French. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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