Gender of French Nouns – How to Know by John Elkhoury | Learning French | 8 comments Related 8 Comments Anonymous on May 14, 2015 at 16:44 Do many feminine nouns end in -eur? It seems many -r exceptions in the masculine list end in that. I have an exam on Monday and this would really help! Reply John Elkhoury on May 15, 2015 at 11:50 Une valeur, une clameur, le planeur,le laveur, le flâneur Reply Liz on March 6, 2016 at 09:00 Most abstract nouns ending in -eur are feminine, whilst -eur words which are people or machines are masculine – le facteur, le radiateur, le professeur. Reply Renat on April 1, 2015 at 09:07 Maybe this tool for French ending patterns training will be helpful http://renatrafikov.com/frenchfm/ It displays endings/nouns and you click F or M for feminine and masculine. Reply John Elkhoury on April 2, 2015 at 11:34 Yes Renat, this is perfect! Thank you for sharing your site :) John Elkhoury Reply Mona Mina on October 30, 2013 at 03:52 I WISH someone had told me this in High School and college French. It would have made my life so much easier. Thanks a ton. Reply John Elkhoury on April 1, 2015 at 21:55 No problem Mona. I think that memorizing a few suffixes beats haphazard memorization. For example, I know that most -ion words are feminine so I hesitate far less. Reply Anonymous on September 5, 2013 at 18:06 Did you mean to leave out feminine -ace nouns? Thanks for the great list. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.