Portuguese is very similar. In the Good I’m With Stupid Shirt, the only difference is that Venezuela is female and Cuba is usually gender-neutral. It feels weird to say either “a Cuba” or “o Cuba”. Apparently, Brazil and France disagree about most countries in Africa. If Australia is feminine then it’s a chick with a big old mustache named chuck. And this is one of the reasons I never want to learn French. Not sure why you’re being downvoted as a native french speaker I totally understand you lmao. Caveats of this research include the possibility of subjects “using grammatical gender as a strategy for performing the task”, and the fact that even for inanimate objects the gender of nouns is not always random.
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Well sure Les États Unis are Good I’m With Stupid Shirt, but in common language, we (well, most people) say “l’Amérique” so yeah… America to talk about just the USA (which doesn’t make much sense, IDK why we do that…). Aaaand l’Amérique is feminine. Are you a native french speaker? Who decides on those things in countries that use gender pronouns? Often new words are derived from existing words, so that influences the decision. Also, in French, words with particular suffixes (word endings) tend to be predominantly masculine or feminine. For example, words ending in “tion” are almost all feminine, so a new word ending in “tion” will tend to be feminine.