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Genders in English  are extremely simple, and in any case the gender of a noun only affects its pronoun and possessive adjective.

Men, boys and male animals are masculine.

Women, girls, and female animals are feminine, and so are countries when referred to  by name:

The Titanic struck an iceberg, which tore a huge hole in her bow.

Sweden lost many of her bravest men in two battles.

The mayority of nouns have the same form for masculine and feminine:

parent, child,  cousin, author, painter, artist, rider, driver, cook, prisoner, singer, dancer, reporter, journmalist.

Some form the feminine from the masculine by  adding ess. Words ending in er or or often drop the e or the o:

prince-princess, manager-manageress, actor-actress, conductor-conductress

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