Gender of French Nouns

Usually the endings of the nouns can tell you the gender, works 90% of the time and I have found it really useful!

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Genders of French Nouns
Usually the gender of a French noun can be determined by its ending. For
example ­eau is generally a masculine noun (le château) although there are
some exceptions (l'eau, la peau) which simply have to be remembered.
Masculine Feminine
age ade
aire aison
c ance
cle ence
d erie
eau esse
f ise
heur ité
i mme
ier nde
in nne
ing ole
isme ologie
k rice
l rre
lon sion
m tié
ment tion
oir tte
ome ude
ou ue
p ure


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