Hi, are there any rules to remember professions based on genders.

Anish

Kwiziq community member

28 May 2017

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Hi, are there any rules to remember professions based on genders.

Or is it just something we need to memorize. It becomes a bit complicated since some of them have on form only.

This relates to:
Job titles differ depending on whether you're a man or a woman (nouns) -

Ron

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31 May 2017

31/05/17

If the profession in French ends in -eur, it is typically masculine, contrary to that if it ends in -euse then it is feminine. Also some feminine professions end in -e while the male counterpart do not, i.e. avocate, avocat. Otherwise it is a matter of learning them. Boulanger, Boulangère. Which is male and which is the female baker?
J'espère que cela vous aiderez.
Ron

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