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GENDER OF NOUNS. Masculine Or Feminine?. What is a noun?. A noun is … A person A place A thing. FIND THE NOUNS. What are the nouns in this sentence ? Je voudrais une salade et un jus de pomme. FIND THE NOUNS. What are the nouns in this sentence ?

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gender of nouns

GENDER OF NOUNS

Masculine

Or

Feminine?

what is a noun
What is a noun?
  • A noun is …
    • A person
    • A place
    • A thing
find the nouns
FIND THE NOUNS
  • What are the nouns in this sentence?
    • Je voudrais une salade et un jus de pomme.
find the nouns1
FIND THE NOUNS
  • What are the nouns in this sentence?
    • Donnez-moi aussi un café, s’il vous plaît.
find the nouns2
FIND THE NOUNS
  • Here are the nouns:
    • Je voudrais une salade et un jus de pomme.
find the nouns3
FIND THE NOUNS
  • Here is the noun:
    • Donnez-moi aussi un café, s’il vous plaît.
gender of nouns1
GENDER OF NOUNS
  • Every French noun has “gender” – masculine or feminine
    • If “un” is before the noun- masculine
    • If “une” is before the noun - feminine
gender of nouns2
GENDER OF NOUNS
  • Un/Une -- mean “a” or “an”
    • “salade” – feminine because “une” precedes it
    • “jus de pomme” – masculine because “un” precedes it
gender of nouns3
GENDER OF NOUNS
  • 1. Every French noun has a gender, masculine or feminine.
  • 2. You will need to learn the gender of EVERY noun you learn.
  • 3. You can tell the gender of a noun by what PRECEDES it.
indefinite articles
INDEFINITE ARTICLES
  • Un Une (a,an)
    • A noun preceded by “un” is masculine
      • Un café, un hamburger
    • A noun preceded by “une” is feminine
      • Une salade, une omelette
how do i know
HOW DO I KNOW?
  • 1.memorize with new vocab.
  • 2. In glossary
  • 3. In dictionary
the 96 rule
The 96% Rule
  • The “96% Rule” refers to a way of determining if a noun is masculine or feminine
    • Feminine nouns usually end in “e”, “ette”, “ée”, “sion”, “tion”
    • Masculine nouns usually end in a consonant or a vowel other than “e”
    • When in doubt… LOOK IT UP!!!!!!
des some
“Des” = some
  • “des” (pronounced DAY) is used with all plural nouns to express the concept of “some”
    • Des frites - some fries
    • Des biscuits – some cookies
  • Plurals usually end in “s”
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