I was a bit surprised to see that champion is still gendered (championne). In daily speech I almost never hear championne used to refrer to a woman.

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Christopher

Kwiziq community member

27 November 2018

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I was a bit surprised to see that champion is still gendered (championne). In daily speech I almost never hear championne used to refrer to a woman.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 November 2018

28/11/18

Hi Christopher, 

Just to be topical, haven't you heard? -

La France est la championne du Monde de football 2018!

Les domaines où la France est championne du monde sont... 

A bit 'cocorico' I know....

 

Christopher

Kwiziq community member

28 November 2018

28/11/18

Good point. My point is not that the word championne should be concidered wrong.  Clearly your examples prove why is needs to stay put, but when a woman or girl or group of women wins a title, I have heard them called champion or champions.  All I am saying is that in this case it seems the language has evolved and Kwiziq should concider making it an acceptable answer as well.

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