Brazilian dude wrote: . . . English is the easiest language I've learned. It's too regular, you know, close to no verb conjugations, no genders, no subjunctive, not many inflections.
Well, we do have gender, just no separate declensions for masculine, feminine, or neuter nouns and adjectives, which does make things easier at times. Gender is easy to figure out: in general all things are inherently male (man
), female (woman
), or none-of-the-above (boat
The old man and the old woman boarded the old boat.
doesn't have to change an ending to match the gender of the nouns. Things do get confusing when anthropomorphizing, though. A boat, for example, has a neuter gender, but boats are usually referred to as "she." Come to think of it, gender usually only comes into play with singular personal (he, she, it
) or possessive (his, hers, its
The old man and the old woman boarded the old boat. She was in good shape for her age, with a nice round bottom.