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.

   

Mauvais vs Mal

Mauvais vs malThe French words mauvais and mal can be tricky for French students because they both belong to three different parts of speech and have similar meanings. If you have a poor understanding of the difference, it wouldn't be a bad idea to read this lesson.

   

Meilleur vs Mieux

Meilleur vs mieuxThe French words meilleur and mieux can be tricky for French students because they are the comparative/superlative forms of the oft-confused words bon and bien, respectively. This lesson is your best bet for gaining a better understanding of this confusing pair.

   

Multiplicative Numbers

French multiplicative numbers
Multiplicative numbers are, unsurprisingly, words used to multiply nouns. The numbers themselves can be adjectives or nouns - either way, their gender agrees with the nouns they modify / replace.