French FM: Learn French ending patterns to know the genders of most of the French nouns

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Feminine
Masculine
-e
Most countries and names that end in e are feminine
 
-ade -nde -ude
-de
-mme
-me -isme
-ce -ace -ance
 
 
-age -ége
-ale -ole -lle -ule
-ble -cle
-se -ise -esse
 
-ire -iére -rre -ure
-tre
-ue -ique
 
-ite
-ste
Exceptions: dual-gender nouns like un(e) artiste, un(e) nudiste, etc.
-ine -nne
-one
-be -ee -ée -fe -ie
 
-cé -sé -té -tié
 
-r -oir
-eur
Mainly abstract qualities and emotions, except le bonheur, l'exterieur, l'honneur, l'interieur, le malheur, le meilleur.
-eur
Nouns that perform an action or professions are always masculine
-ion -sion -son -tion
-n
 
-b -c -d -f -ing -k -l -m -p -s -x
 
-t -et -ment
 
-i
 
-o
Most of exceptions are apocopes of longer feminine words.
 
-u -ou -eau