Here’s an interesting question I got from a student of French: “I understand that animal names in French are generally masculine and feminine (eg. une girafe) but if I am talking about a male girafe, can I say ‘un girafe’? Now, dear listener, how would you answer this question? Listen to this episode to find out!
LINKS and RESOURCES
- “French Animal Names: What to Call Your Dog if it’s a Female“
- My article: ” Masculine or Feminine? Telling the Gender of French Nouns“
- French Your Way Podcast, Episode 32: “How to Tell if a French Noun is Masculine or Feminine (Part 1)“
- French Your Way Podcast, Episode 33: “How to Tell if a French Noun is Masculine or Feminine (Part 2)“
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