Identify regional genders


Kwiziq community member

8 August 2016

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Identify regional genders

Hi The rule - use en if feminine and dans le if masculine - is easy to follow. The question is - other than for UK -shires, how on earth do we know if a region or province is masculine or feminine, or falls into the 'au' (rather than 'en' or 'dans le') camp ? More help (or at least examples) please. Thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "En, dans = In, to with regions, states, counties (prepositions)"


Kwiziq language super star

8 August 2016


Bonjour Diane, As the lesson says, regions that end in -e are feminine, with the exception of -shire. Ending in any other letter, they're masculine.


Kwiziq community member

16 October 2016


Pity French isn't more like Spanish and Italian.


Kwiziq community member

29 March 2017


Ah, mais les Fran├žais sont fous!

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