Nouns in Macedonian have three genders in the singular:
- masculine (машки род),
- feminine (женски род), and
- neuter (среден род).
Each of these categories create plural in different ways, but once a noun is in the plural, the category of gender is almost irrelevant.
Masculine nouns most commonly end in a consonant, feminine nouns in -a, and neuter nouns in -o or -e. Less commonly, masculine nouns could end in -a, feminine nouns could end in a consonant, and neuter nouns could end in -и or -у. The latter endings are less frequent for nouns in general, but they are important to know because there are several frequently used words that have these less common endings; for example: father (татко), uncle (вујко, чичко), night (ноќ), evening (вечер), and others.