In French, nouns (substantives m.) are either
masculine (m.) or feminine (f.). Each gender has its
Les is the plural article for both masculine and feminine nouns.
When the noun begins with a vowel or a silent 'h', the le or
la simply becomes l'.
Guessing the gender of people nouns is easy. If you're referring to a male,
it's masculine, otherwise it's feminine.
Many people nouns have both masculine and femine forms.
Some people nouns are always either masculine or feminine, regardless of whether
it refers to a guy or a girl.
Guessing the gender of inanimate nouns can be a bit tricky. Consonant ending
nouns are usually masculine and e ending nouns are usually feminine
but there are tons of exceptions. There are some rather complicated
rules that can be used.