French Nouns, Animals & Objects


All nouns in French have a gender, which is either masculine or feminine. Therefore,  you have to memorize the gender, however for the main time, there are some general simple that could help for this level now. Generally, Most nouns ending with a consonant or in ment, age vowels(apart from e) are usually masculine. Nouns mostly ending in e, tion or sion  are usually feminine.

Nouns in French must always go with articles. They must agree in both gender and number. They have to be always used even though they may not be always expressed in English.

Le chat (shah)cat
Le chien (shyen) dog
Le porc (pohrk) pig
L’oiseau (wah-zoh) bird
La poule (pool) hen
Le singe (sehnj) monkey
L’éléphant (ay-lay fohn)elephant
Le mouton (moo-tohn) sheep
Le serpent (say-pohr)snake
Le coq (kohrk)cock
Le lion (lyohn)lion
Le tigre (teegr)tiger
Le cheval (shuh-vahl)horse
Le canard (kahr-nahr)Duck
La chèvre (shevr)Goat
Le lézard (lay-zahr) Lizard
Le stylo (stee-loh) pen
Le crayon (krah-yohn) pencil
Le cahier (kah-yay) notebook
Le livre (leevruh) textbook
Le sac (sahk) bag
La table (tahbluh)table
Le ventilateur (vohn-tee-lah-tehr) fan
La voiture (vwah-toor) car
La télévision (tay-lay-vee-zyohn) television
La porte ( pohrt) door
le lit (lee) bed
la montre (mohntr) watch


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