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Generally we add an 'e' to a masculine noun in order to obtain the feminine. particular case: The nouns ending by -er- get their feminine in -ère- Le boucher => la bouchère Some nouns ending consonant have to be double before the –e- Le chat => la chatte
Generally we add an 'e' to a masculine noun in order to obtain the feminine.
The nouns ending by -er- get their feminine in -ère-
Le boucher => la bouchère
Some nouns ending consonant have to be double before the –e-
Le chat => la chatte
Some nouns ending by -e- get their feminine in -esse- Un maître => une maîtresse
Un maître => une maîtresse
The nouns ending by -eur- get an variable feminine
into -euse- ==> le vendeur => la vendeuse
into _trice_==> un directeur => une directrice
into-esse- ==> un docteur => une doctoresse
Some nouns ending by -if- get their feminine in -ive-
Un sportif => une sportive
Some professional nouns don't take a feminine form
Un peintre => une femme peintre
Even if the noun of generic animals' races is feminine, it keeps its genre; you need to specify if it's a male or a female one.
Une belette mâle => une belette femelle
You'll find several others irregular plurals but step by step you learn them by practicing the language as for example:
=> Un agneau / une agnelle
=>Un héros/ une héroïne
=> Un loup / une louve ...
Some feminine nouns completly change from the masculine form as for example:
=> Un cheval/une jument
=> Un mari / une femme
=> Un parrain / une marraine
=> Une vache / un taureau .........
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