For questions about grammatical gender of Russian nouns or general questions about gendered words in Russian, including appropriate translation equivalents of foreign words from languages that don't have the category of gender.

Nouns in Russian language are assigned a grammatical gender (male, female or neuter), often with no direct relation to the meaning of the word. An adjective in Russian must agree with the gender of the noun to which it is applied.

In English, nouns do not have a grammatical gender, but many nouns can refer to masculine or feminine animate objects (mother/father, actor/actress).