Another thing we need to note about the Hebrew language is that nouns do have genders. In French (my native language) we also have that concept, but I understand that it is harder for English speakers. Growing up with that idea of gender has always been normal to me; to be honest I was a bit surprised at first when (while learning English) that English does not have it. The types of noun genders in Hebrew are Masculine and Feminine. The subject in Hebrew as I said is divided into masculine and feminine. There is nothing male or female about objects, but when talking about them the verb and adjectives should conjugate corresponding to their gender .
The majority of feminine nouns end in the letter ת or the letter ה. while the majority of masculine nouns end in every other letter. Here are a few examples:
|Feminine nouns end with ה|
Exception: It is not that every noun that ends with ה is a feminine. Dustpan (=יָעֶה) for instance is masculine, its ה is not the feminine ה but a part of its root.
|Feminine nouns end with ת|
Exception: same here, not every noun that ends with ת is a feminine. Junction (=צֹמֶת) for instance is a masculine, its ת is not the feminine ת, but a part of its root.
Also, some nouns are assigned to a certain gender logically, like the word יַלְדָה (yalda – girl) being feminine and יֵלֶד (yeled – boy) being masculine.
There are other exceptions, but I did not bother learning them all because it was too hard. Nevertheless, these are the main ones. Now I know when a noun is generally feminine or not.