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Identify regional genders

diane

Kwiziq community member

8 August 2016

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Identify regional genders

Hi The rule - use en if feminine and dans le if masculine - is easy to follow. The question is - other than for UK -shires, how on earth do we know if a region or province is masculine or feminine, or falls into the 'au' (rather than 'en' or 'dans le') camp ? More help (or at least examples) please. Thanks.

This relates to:
En, dans = In, to with regions, states, counties (prepositions) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

8 August 2016

8/08/16

Bonjour Diane,

As the lesson says, regions that end in -e are feminine, with the exception of -shire. Ending in any other letter, they're masculine.

Julia

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2016

16/10/16

Pity French isn't more like Spanish and Italian.

Khoi

Kwiziq community member

29 March 2017

29/03/17

Ah, mais les Fran├žais sont fous!

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