Gender refers to the sex of a person or animal, that is male or female; or both male and female; or neither of them.
Nouns have four genders:
- Masculine gender is the male sex of nouns. In grammar, it is used instead of the word male.
- Feminine gender is the female sex and is used instead of female.
- Common gender is used for nouns that can be of either sex that is masculine or feminine (e.g. adult, baby).
- Neuter gender is used for inanimate objects – things that have no life or sex (e.g. book, table).