Arbiters of the French language say 'Covid' is feminine

  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:46 PM
    Message # 8974135
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For months, the people of France have faced an énigme.

    Was Covid-19, the new coronavirus tearing across the globe, masculine or feminine? Grammatically speaking, that is. In practical terms, should the French use a "le" or a "la" before the disease's name?

    The answer is in this article from CNN.

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