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MarilynA2Kwiziq community member

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Is there any logic to the gender of body parts or is it just random to be memorized?

Asked 7 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The general guidelines for "guessing" a noun's gender apply, though. There's a lesson on this:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-identify-gender-by-some-word-endings

 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Marilyn, 

As Chris says there are ways to guess the gender of words by looking for patterns and there will always be exceptions like for instance words ending in 'ette' are normally feminine apart from le squelette( skeleton) which is masculine. That is why it's a good idea to always memorize words with an article -

la tête = the head

le pied the foot

la bouche = the mouth

etc.

Bonne Continuation !

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