Masculine Gender




Masculine Gender :


Masculine nouns are words for men and boys and male animals.
Feminine nouns are words for women and girls and female animals.

Masculine nouns belong to the masculine gender.
Feminine nouns belong to the feminine gender.

Masculine…Feminine

Bride…bridegroom
rooster…hen
lion…lioness
king…queen

Here are some more masculine and feminine nouns for people.

Masculine…Feminine

actor…actress
boy…girl
brother…sister
emperor…empress
father…mother
gentleman…lady
grandfather…grandmother
grandson…granddaughter
headmaster…headmistress
husband…wife
lion…lioness
man…woman
master…mistress
mister…madam
nephew…niece
prince…princess
son…daughter
steward…stewardess
tiger…tigress
uncle…aunt
waiter…waitress
wizard…witch


Here are some masculine and feminine nouns for male and female animals.

Animal…Male…Female

chicken…rooster…hen
cattle…bull…cow
deer…buck…doe
donkey…jack…jenny
duck…drake…duck
fox…fox…vixen
goose…gander…goose
horse…stallion…mare
lion…lion…lioness
sheep…ram…ewe
tiger…tiger…tigress


Nouns that end in -ess and -ress often belong to the feminine gender.

For examples :

actress
stewardess
lioness
tigress
princess
waitress


Many nouns are used for both males and females.

dancers
doctors
hairdressers
scientists


Nouns like these are used for both males and females.

accountants
parents
artists
managers
designers
pupils
engineers
singers
lawyers
teachers


We call these nouns common-gender nouns.

Words for things that are neither male nor female are called neuter nouns.

mirror
fire
waterfall
bench
leaves


Here are some neuter nouns.

ball
forest
building
gymnasium
broom
playground
cake
rock
computer
sky
card
socks
floor
wind

Examples :

1. The host and the hostess welcomed their guests.
2. The steward and the stewardess look after the passengers on the plane.
3. My uncle and aunt lived in Nebraska.
4. The king and the queen had two children, a boy and a daughter.
5. The prince was eight and the princess was five.
6. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our party this evening.


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