French Gender – General Rules
Le genre des noms – Règles générales
Is the word masculine or feminine?
The gender – knowing if a word is masculine or feminine – is not always logical. For instance, why do you say un livre (a book) and une livre (half a pound)?
My advice, learn the gender of a noun – masculine or feminine – at the same time you learn a new word. It’s painless and is going to save you time later.