The Feminine Exercises – French

french the feminine exercises

Hello dear student, today we will be focusing on an important aspect of the French language, which is the use of feminine forms. French is a gendered language, meaning words change form depending on whether they refer to a male or female subject.

This can be a challenging concept for non-native speakers, but with some practice, you’ll master it. We have four types of activities prepared for you today.

In the first exercise, we’ll test your knowledge about the feminine forms of certain words and phrases.

The second activity will challenge you to arrange words to form correct sentences, paying special attention to feminine forms.

The third task involves translating English sentences into French, considering the feminine forms.

And finally, in the fourth activity, you will practice converting masculine words into their feminine equivalents.

In general, to form the feminine in French, we add an -e.
Ex: petit petite
grand grande
professeur professeure

Exceptions:

• If the word ends in -e, it does not change to the feminine.
Ex: utile utile
belge belge

• If the word ends in -f, in the feminine it is replaced by -ve.
Ex: neuf neuve

• If the word ends in -er, in the feminine it is replaced by -ère.
Ex: boulanger boulangère

• If the word ends in -en, in the feminine it is replaced by -enne.
Ex: phamacien pharmacienne

• If the word ends in -on, in the feminine it is replaced by -onne.
Ex: lion lionne

• If the word ends with -eur, in the feminine it is replaced by -euse.
Ex: vendeur vendeuse

• If the word ends with -teur, in the feminine it is replaced by -trice.
Ex: directeur directrice

 

practice french

 

1) Choose the Correct Answer

 

a) Ma femme est ……………………..

 

b) J’ai une amie ……………………….

 

c) J’aime la cuisine…………………….

 

d) Attends un peu, la soupe est encore ………......…

 

e) Cette pièce est très…………………

 

f) J’ai parlé avec la……………………

 

g) J’ai parlé avec la……………………

 

h) Cette conversation est …………………

 

2) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – French Feminine Forms

 

a) de / l’amie / Anne / est / Paul
Anne est l’amie de Paul.

 

b) en / femme / travaille / elle / tant / que / ingénieure

 

c) une / est / artiste / talentueuse / elle

 

d) la / est / dans / maison / elle

 

e) amie / tu / meilleure / ma / es

 

f) êtes / des / vous / cuisinières / exceptionnelles

 

g) amies / sont / nos / elles / meilleures

 

h) est / Christine / belle / vraiment

 

i) a / une / elle / intuition / forte

 

j) femme / es / tu / une / incroyable

 

k) actrices / sont / elles / les / meilleures

 

l) chère / aider / madame, / pouvez-vous / me / ?

 

m) nous / les / sommes / femmes / plus / fortes

 

3) Translate these Sentences Taking the Feminine form into Consideration.

 

a) Elsa is a good student.

Elsa est une bonne élève.

 

b) This girl is canadian.

 

c) Cécile is french.

 

d) She is a baker.

 

e) It is a difficult business.

 

f) It is a small car.

 

g) It is a big house.

 

h) It is an easy lesson.

 

4) Write the Feminine Form of the Words

 

a) marchand – avocat – difficile

marchande – avocate – difficile

 

b) russe - chien - jardinier

 

c) berger - élève - étudiant

 

d) bon - facile - coiffeur

 

e) instituteur - chevalier - cavalier

 

Well done! You’ve worked hard and we hope that these exercises have helped you understand the concept of feminine forms in the French language more deeply.

Remember, mastering a language requires consistent practice. Don’t worry if you made a few mistakes, it’s part of the learning process. Keep practicing and you’ll improve your French language skills significantly.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask. Until next time, continue to immerse yourself in the language and keep practicing! Bon travail et à bientôt!

 

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