Noun genders in Ukrainian can be confusing for beginners. Why is любов feminine and щастя neuter? In the table below, you can see that noun genders in Ukrainian are not random.

All Ukrainian nouns, no matter whether denoting a living thing or an object, have a gender.

There are three genders in Ukrainian:

  • masculine – чоловічий рід
  • feminine – жіночий рід
  • neuter – середній рід

The good news is that you can usually determine the gender of a noun by its ending.

In the table below, find the basic rules and exceptions of noun genders in Ukrainian.

Noun genders in Ukrainian

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