Rousse masculine or feminine

AnnC1Kwiziq community member

Rousse masculine or feminine

"What is the gender of the person talking? "Je suis rousse.""


My answer was "ambiguous".

The corrent answer is "feminine". I don't get it. If the question refers to the people of Russia, I thought that was "russe", the same in both the feminine and the masculine.

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ann,

The French adjective "russe" means "Russian" while "rousse" is the feminine adjective of colour for "red-haired".

See here: "Russian" nationalité and Forming the feminine of adjectives ending in -oux + "faux" in French

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Rousse masculine or feminine

"What is the gender of the person talking? "Je suis rousse.""


My answer was "ambiguous".

The corrent answer is "feminine". I don't get it. If the question refers to the people of Russia, I thought that was "russe", the same in both the feminine and the masculine.

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