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How to Easily Guess the Gender of French Nouns with 80% Accuracy

Feminine or masculine, that is the question you often ask yourself as a French learner. After hours trying to figure out why “cheveux” (hair) is masculine and “chaise” (chair) feminine, you came to the inevitable conclusion: the gender of French nouns was randomly chosen by a bunch of sadistic linguists. You may have heard that there is only one way to know the gender of a noun, to learn it by heart. Luckily this is one of many myths about the French language, and you can actually know the gender of a French noun with more than 80% accuracy just by looking at its ending. Why French genders matter You can’t master French if you don’t master French genders. Luckily, the use of French genders

7-year-old speaks 5 languages

"Now, it's a common myth that children are much better language learners than adults. Unfortunately, this is a myth that's perpetuated wherever you go, and is often used by adults to justify not trying so hard themselves… 'Children just soak up languages like a sponge, but it's too late for me now.' When you watch this video, you may find yourself feeling the same thing. But I want you to look a bit deeper into exactly how Yukine has managed to learn these languages, because there's a very important lesson in there.... As regular readers of the blog will know, these are exactly the same success factors that I spend my time encouraging people (i.e. adults) to go after… 1) Spend time on your l

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