- Jan 24, 2015
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Which grammatical gender has a table? "It", isn't it? Nearly everything has the grammatical gender "it" in the English language. He and she are reserved for persons - for biological sex (exception "she" for a country - ¿exist other exceptions?).The English uses three grammatical genders - he, she, it. It mainly corresponds with the Slavic languages, for example the Russian - on, ona, ono.
In the Russian language everything has a gender (out of 3 grammatical genders) - without article. It exist male, female and neutral endings - but also an ending which is unclear.
In the German language exist by the way also the possibility for a female ending. Normal word "der Kanzler" (the chancellor) "der"=male article. The chancellor - he. But you are in case of Angela Merkel also able to say "the chancellor" - she - because the sex of Angela Merkel is female. And we are also able to transform the word with an ending into a female grammatical gender "der Kanzler" (he) into "die Kanzler-in" (she). As well "der Kanzler" and "die Kanzlerin" are translated "the chancellor"