Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Feminine Gender

Definition: 

Feminine gender is a grammatical gender that

  • marks nouns that have human or animal female referents, and
  • often marks nouns that have referents that do not carry distinctions of sex.
Examples: 

(Spanish)

  • la mujer ‘the woman’
  • la gallina ‘the hen’
  • la mesa ‘the table’