I know it’s a weird concept for English speaking folks, but it’s just the way it is: everything in French has a gender. Everything is either feminine or masculine. No exception.
Sometimes it’s easy: une femme (a woman) is feminine, un homme (a man) is masculine.
But what about a table, a salmon, a phone, a city, France, California, Texas? Yes they all have genders. By the way, in case you’re wondering, California is a girl and Texas is a boy.
With most of my students and no matter their levels of fluency, I feel their stress, their fear of getting it wrong. There is a pause in the otherwise more or less flowing conversation, followed by a “Wait! Are teeth feminine or masculine?”
If this sounds familiar, and I bet it does, then this video is for you! Enjoy!
French Truly is opening new French Language & Culture groups starting now!
Here is what we have:
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8pm – intermediate / advanced
Wednesday 11am to 12:30pm – beginner / intermediate
Wednesday 6:30pm to 8pm – beginner
Thursday 10am to 11:30am – beginner
Saturday 10am to 11:30am – advanced
Come learn and practice your French in our small, fun, and intimate groups in Madison Park Seattle! We never go over 5 people so we can speak and connect as much as we want, while drinking and eating healthy organic French snacks!