When do you know if a voutry is masculine or feminine

When do you know if a voutry is masculine or feminine

I was told most countries are masvuline, but feminine when ending in e

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Hilary,

The largest category of countries in French are feminine ones. Those ending in 'ie' are normally feminine because of their latin root 'ia'.

Often, when a country ends in a consonant,  it will be masculine but not always, you may find exceptions to all of these rules.

Here are some examples of countries who might appear to be feminine but are in fact masculine.

Le Mexique, Le cambodge, Le Mozambique, Le Vénézuela, Le Nicaragua etc...

Hope this helps!

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