It's not easy to remember the gender of words in French. Is it feminine or masculine?
It doesn't really matter when the other person guesses what you mean from the context.
It is more delicate when the word has 2 possible genres.
And yes, there are words which have a feminine AND a masculine and whose meaning is very different!
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