Compound Noun Gender

French compound nounsFrench compound nouns are made up of two or more words connected by hyphens, and figuring out their gender can be a little tricky. Here are some rules that can help you to determine the gender of compound nouns.

   

Feminine Nouns

Feminine French nouns
There's no simple trick to knowing the gender of every single French noun (other than looking in a dictionary), but there are several categories of words that are always or usually feminine.

   

Masculine Nouns

French gender
There's no simple trick to knowing the gender of every single French noun (other than looking in a dictionary), but there are several categories of words that are always or usually masculine.

   

Nouns

French grammarOne of the eight parts of speech, a noun is commonly defined as "a person, place, or thing." If that seems vague, that's because it is.