Masculine Nouns

The following categories of nouns are masculine nouns:

- Names of males

- Days, months (le dimanche = Sundays)

- Seasons (le printemps = spring)

The following are masculine nouns when not ending in -e:

-Trees, flowers not ending in -e

-Colours

-Languages

-Most countries

Masculine noun endings are listed below, there are however many exceptions.

Ending Examples Exceptions
- acle Un miracle
-age Le courage Une image, une page, une cage, une plage
-al Un animal
-ail Le rail
-amme Le programme La gamme
-eau* Un oiseau
-ème Un problème
-er Le fer La mer
-et Un billet
-isme Le réalisme
-ment Un élément Une jument (mare/female horse)
-oir Un miroir

*valid for words of two or more syllables

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