French Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th French lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Masculine vs. Feminine in French

Feminine French Audio
BoyLe garçon
GirlLa fille
WomanLa femme
FatherLe père
MotherLa mère
BrotherLe frère
SisterLa sœur
Cat (Masc.)Le chat
Cat (Fem.)La chatte

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full French sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

French Gender in a Sentence

English French Audio
He is tallIl est grand
She is tallElle est grande
He is a short manC'est un homme court
She is a short womanC'est une femme courte
He is GermanIl est allemand
She is GermanElle est allemande
Japanese men are friendlyLes hommes japonais sont aimables
Japanese women are friendlyLes femmes japonaises sont aimables


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in French

Clothes French Audio
BeltLa ceinture
ClothesLes vêtements
CoatLe manteau
DressLa robe
GlassesLes lunettes
GlovesLes gants
HatLe chapeau
JacketLa veste
Pants (Trousers)Le pantalon
RingLa bague
ShirtLa chemise
ShoesLes chaussures
SocksLes chaussettes
SuitLe costume
SweaterLe pull
TieLa cravate
UmbrellaLe parapluie
UnderwearLes sous-vêtements
WalletLe portefeuille
WatchLa montre


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Daily Conversation in French

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page.

Common Expressions in French

Do you like my dress?Est-ce que tu aimes ma robe?
I lost my socksJ'ai perdu mes chaussettes
It looks good on youÇa te va bien
She has a beautiful ringElle a une belle bague
These pants (trousers) are longCes pantalons sont longs
These shoes are smallCes chaussures sont petites
Where are you from?Vous venez d'où?
I'm from the U.SJe viens des États-Unis
I'm AmericanJe suis américain(e)
Where do you live?Vous habitez où?
I live in the U.SJ'habite aux États-Unis
Do you like it here?Tu l'aimes ici?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in French about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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