Gender Nouns

In these lessons, we will learn gender nouns in English. This is part of a collection of English As A Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers and educators.

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There are four types of gender nouns in English.

  • Masculine gender nouns are words for men, boys, and male animals.
  • Feminine gender nouns are words for women, girls and female animals.
  • Common gender nouns are nouns that are used for both males and females.
  • Neuter gender nouns are words for things that are not alive.

Gender Nouns For People

Here are some examples of masculine and feminine nouns for people.

Male Female
actor actress
boy girl
bridegroom bride
brother sister
count countess
dad mom
duke duchess
emperor empress
father mother
gentleman lady
grandfather grandmother
heir heiress
host hostess
husband wife
king queen
landlord landlady
man woman
nephew niece
policeman policewoman
prince princess
sir madam
son daughter
steward stewardess
uncle aunt
waiter waitress
widower widow
wizard witch

Gender Nouns For Animals

Here are some examples of masculine and feminine nouns for animals.

Animal Masculine Feminine
bear boar sow
cat tom queen
cattle bull cow
chicken rooster hen
deer buck or stag doe or hind
donkey jack jenny
duck drake duck
elephant bull cow
fox dog vixen
goose gander goose
horse stallion mare
leopard leopard leopardess
lion lion lioness
peacock peacock peahen
pig boar sow
rabbit buck doe
sheep ram ewe
swan cob pen
tiger tiger tigress
whale bull cow

Common Gender Nouns

Here are some examples of common gender nouns that used for both males and females.

babies dancers
students parents
reporters teachers
singers engineers
lawyers artists
spouse partner
doctor student
astronaut chef
nurse dentist

Neuter Gender Nouns

Here are some examples of neuter gender nouns that are used for objects and places.

hospital school
knife chair
cave floor
phone fire
pen stick
book bag
pencil crayons
flower shoes

Gender of Nouns Flashcards: Masculine, Feminine, Common and Neuter

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