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Old 10-04-2009, 11:06 PM
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Default Difference between French Masculine and feminine diploma

I am thinking of ordering an ASA diploma in French but they have two options: Masculine and Feminine. What is the difference? I know diploma is masculine in French. So is this simply le diplôme vs la diplôme or something else?
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are you often described as masculine or feminine? one more often than the other?

that's my guess.
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are you often described as masculine or feminine? one more often than the other?

that's my guess.
In French, the nouns are either male or female; unlike in English where there is also "it". Also in the English diploma request, there are no questions for masculine or feminine. So, I am guessing this refers to the diploma. Anyone who has ordered a diploma in French can help. Please

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:47 AM
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In French, the nouns are either male or female; unlike in English where there is also "it". Also in the English diploma request, there are no questions for masculine or feminine. So, I am guessing this refers to the diploma. Anyone who has ordered a diploma in French can help. Please
The point is that most of the nouns appearing in the diploma refer to YOU. Do you want the diploma referring to you as a man or a woman? This isn't really an issue in English since phrases like, say, "an associate" are gender-neutral, but they have gender-specific forms in French.
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