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Making Words Feminine & Masculine

Making Words Feminine & Masculine

 Almost all of the living and non-living things around us are classified into 3 genders:

  • Feminine
  • Masculine and
  • Neutral

Living beings are usually classified as feminine and masculine whereas non-living beings belong to neutral gender. Some common feminine and masculine genders are:

Masculine

Feminine

Lion

Lioness

Actor

Actress

Shepherd

Shepherdess

Prince

Princess

Bachelor

Spinster

Boy

Girl

Bridegroom

Bride

Master

Mistress

Brother

Sister

Bull

Cow

Emperor

Empress

Monk

Nun

Father

Mother

God

Goddess

father-in-law

Mother-in-law

Gentleman

Lady

Duke

Duchess

Lord

Lady

Grandfather

Grandmother

Grandson

Granddaughter

milk-man

Milk-maid

Headmaster

Headmistress

Gander

Goose

Tiger

Tigress

Hero

Heroine

Host

Hostess

Waiter

Waitress

Nephew

Niece

Husband

Wife

King

Queen

Landlord

Landlady

Male

Female

Man

Woman

Mr.

Mrs./Miss

Son

Daughter

Uncle

Aunt

Horse

Mare

Deer

Doe

Poet

Poetess

Policeman

Policewoman

Postman

Post-woman

Prince

Princess

Sir

Madam

Wizard

Witch

Cock

Hen

Dog

Bitch

Peacock

Peahen

Recap

We saw how different objects are classified into feminine, masculine and neuter genders. This was followed by a number of examples of feminine and masculine genders used commonly. 

Quiz for Making Words Feminine & Masculine

Q.1

What is the feminine of horse?

a) Hearse
b) Hart
c) Hear
d) Mare

Q.2

What is the opposite gender of the 'Bride'?

a) Bridal
b) Bridegroom
c) Bridehome
d) Brideroom

Q.3

What is the feminine of ram?

a) Lumber
b) Limb
c) Ewe
d) Lamb

Q.4

What is the feminine of buck?

a) Doe
b) Dough
c) Dove
d) Dow

Q.5

What is the opposite gender of the creature in the picture?



a)

Rooster

b)

Cock

c)

Hen

d)

Rabbit

Q.6

What is the masculine of a goddess?

a)

God

b)

King

c)

Emperor

d)

Duke

Q.7

What is the opposite gender of the person in the picture?



a)

Shepherd

b)

Shepherdess

c)

Sheep

d)

Goddess

Q.8

Which of the following is a common gender noun i.e the same name is used for both male and female?

a)

Empress

b)

Guardian

c)

Governor

d)

Actor

Q.9

What is the feminine of sultan?

a)

Begum

b)

Mohtarma

c)

Sultana

d)

Malika

Q.10

What is this person called?



a)

Doctor

b)

Teacher

c)

Chef

d)

Traffic police

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