Relations entre le genre grammatical (masculin, féminin) et le sexe des personnes concernées.

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How would you refer to someone outside the gender binary in french?

If you were referring to a person who identified as gender neutral (did not identify their gender as either male or female), how would you refer to them in French, since it is a heavily gendered ...
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Personal object pronoun in French of uncertain gender

I was wondering if there is an object personal pronoun in French to be used when you don't want to reveal or are not sure of the gender of the person or the person concerned can be either male or ...
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What is the feminine of doctor (médecin)?

What is the feminine of doctor (médecin)? I can't understand if there is feminine form for almost all professions. Can you explain me please?
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Épicène, unisexe ou mixte?

Dans ma réponse à la question sur Camille, je mentionne qu'on qualifie de tels prénoms d'épicènes. On les qualifie aussi parfois de mixtes, ce qui m'a toujours gêné car mixte implique pour moi un ...
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Given the lack of a gender-neutral pronoun in French, how should one refer to somebody of unknown gender?

Is there a specific rule on how you should refer to someone of unknown gender in French? For example, if you were writing a guide on how to do something and you wanted to indicate that the reader ...
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How to conceal narrator's gender? — Comment garder secret le genre du narrateur ?

Occasionally in English texts I have strayed across stories in which for whatever reason the author does not wish the gender of the narrator to be immediately apparent. In English giving away the ...
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Quel est le masculin de « Mademoiselle » ?

En ces temps de lutte pour l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes, les féministes demandent la suppression du terme « mademoiselle » (entre autres expressions purement féminines). Je me demande si ...
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Féminin du mot « mage »

Quand je fais des recherches sur le mot « mage » (désignant un utilisateur de magie), toutes les documentations désignent que ce mot est exclusivement masculin. Si j'utilise ce mot pour désigner un ...
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What is the feminine for “amour”?

I can see how a man would be called "mon amour." The term I might use for a woman would be "amoureuse." But even the Stevie Wonder song refers to "Ma Chérie Amour." On the other hand, the feminine ...
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« Ce témoin, appelé Marine, raconte » ou « Ce témoin, appelée Marine, raconte » ?

Comment accorde-t-on un adjectif se référant à un nom commun masculin, si ce nom commun représente une femme ? A priori, j'aurais tendance à accorder l'adjectif avec le genre du sujet désigné, en ...
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Is Camille a male or female name?

In English, my instinct is that it is more female. But in French, I have seen Camille has been used in both male and female names if I remember correctly. So is this true? Thanks!
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Peut-on dire « une auteure »?

Manifestement, ni le TLF ni l'Académie n'acceptent le terme, et Google n'est pas particulièrement enthousiaste non plus. Cependant, il semblerait que l'usage d'une auteure soit commun au Québec et ...