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Aircraft, male or female?

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Tell us, are they gramatically male or female?

 

Being German, I say all are female.

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Airplane comes from the greek word "αεροπλάνο" which is a neuter. So technically what you said is wrong.

Even in german i think that plane is a neuter (das Flugzeug).

 

I am not sure about the word aircraft.

But it comes from

Air (αηρ in Ancient Greek) and Craft (that comes from Middle English and is related with the word Kraft(power) in German too)

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vor 22 Minuten, Emanuel Hagen sagte:

Being German, I say all are female.

Me too :P

Planes are beautiful and elegand and.. yeah.. graceful as a swan!

These are female characteristics! :D

So Helicopters are male! ende xD

 

lg

 

Julien

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In spanish it depends if you say: "la aeronave (the aircraft)" it's female but if you say "el avión (the airplane)" it's male.

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On 5.9.2016 at 22:45, Emanuel Hagen sagte:

Tell us, are they gramatically male or female?

 

Being German, I say all are female.

 

That's why it's called "Die Flugzeug"? :P

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vor 20 Minuten, Farlis sagte:

 

That's why it's called "Die Flugzeug"? :P

xD

If you call a plane by it's (her) Company it's (she's) a Female :)

Except the Airbus :P

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In Latvian Lidmašīna (airplane) is female, but lidaparāts (aircraft) is male...

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1 hour ago, Farlis said:

 

That's why it's called "Die Flugzeug"? :P

 

Yep, for the same reason you say "Die Mensch" ;)

 

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On 5/9/2016 at 0:49 PM, Emanuel Hagen said:

To keep it politically correct, it is simply a definition that planes are gramatically female.


Planes have one advantage over woman though:
If you do something wrong a plane will kill you quickly.
A woman will take her time.

From the other topic, I'm psychologist and I can say this is the best argument to say that planes are female :P

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Some types of aircraft are for sure female. The Lockheed Constellation "Connie" for example is a true lady, no doubt about it. Also the Boeing 747 is called Queen of the Skies, and a queen is female.

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I asked my grandfather almost 40 years ago why planes are 'she's.  "You know when a plane is a he.  It's got feathers."  Was good enough for me when I was three or four.  Still good enough for me now.

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I know that in English they are considered female (She this, She that etc.)

In Greek however, they are neutral (It).

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