29/04/16 “Female and Feminine | Male and Masculine”
Female and male are used to say what sex people, animals and plants belong to.
A female fox is called a vixen. A male duck is called a drake.
Feminine and masculine are used for qualities and behavior that are felt to be typical of men or women.
That’s a very feminine outfit. He has a very masculine voice.
Feminine and masculine are used for grammatical forms in some languages.
The word for “moon” is feminine in Spanish and French and masculine in German.