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Noun Gender

Homonyms

Gender determines the meaning of the following words. Careful! We wouldn't want a war to start because of a gender mistake.

Masculine Feminine
auteur
author
hauteur
height
bal
balle a small ball like a tennis or golf ball, larger balls are ballons
bout
tip, end
boue
mud
capital money (capital)
capitale
capital city
chêne
oak tree
chaîne
chaine
cours
lesson, class
cour
courtyard
foie
liver
fois, foi
time, faith
livre
book
livre
pound currency
maire
mayor
mère / mer
mother
sea
mal
harm, evil
malle
trunk
manche handle
manche
sleeve
merci
thank you
merci
mercy
moule
mould(cast)
moule mussel
père/au pair
father,
au pair
paire
pair

paire de lunettes
pair of glasses

tour
(Le Tour de France)
tour
(La Tour Eiffel)
vase
vase
vase
sludge
voile veil
voile sail
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