Grammatical Gender – Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct definite article.

  1. professeur[the teacher]|Nouns with the ending eur are masculine in French.
  2. danseuse[the dancer]|Nouns with the ending euse are feminine in French.
  3. chien[the dog]|Generally masculine; a specified female dog is la chienne.
  4. tourisme[the tourism]|Nouns with the ending isme are masculine in French.
  5. cuisine[the kitchen]|Nouns with the ending ine are feminine in French.

Choose the correct indefinite article.

  1. J’ai surprise pour toi![I have a surprise for you!]|Nouns with the ending ise are feminine in French.
  2. Quelle horreur, voilà sorcière![How horrible, there’s a witch!]|Nouns with the ending (i)ère are feminine in French.
  3. C’est acteur très connu.[He’s a very well-known actor.]|Nouns with the ending eur are masculine in French.
  4. Je veux adopter chien.[I’d like to adopt a dog.]|Nouns with the ending ien are masculine in French.
  5. Est-ce que tu as idée?[Do you have an idea?]|Nouns with the ending ée are feminine in French.

Choose the correct article. Don’t forget about the exceptions.

  1. train[the train]|It’s best to just learn the gender along with the noun, or to look it up in the dictionary.
  2. souris[a mouse]|Souris is an irregular word. It’s best to just learn the gender along with the noun, or to look it up in the dictionary.
  3. maison[the house]|Maison is an irregular word. It’s best to just learn the gender along with the noun, or to look it up in the dictionary.
  4. école[a school]|It’s best to just learn the gender along with the noun, or to look it up in the dictionary.
  5. nom[the name]|It’s best to just learn the gender along with the noun, or to look it up in the dictionary.