29/04/16 “Female and Feminine | Male and Masculine”

e-lesson

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.