Fatherland. France: woman Perfect Sunshine Life Is Too Short So Love The One You Got Shirt England: Motherland France. Sorry to be a stickler, but in French, ‘England’ (L’Angleterre) is actually feminine. What the map shows is ‘the UK’ (Le Royaume-Uni), which is masculine. “Fatherland” is the “land of the fathers”. Both “Terre” (meaning “land” in that context) and “Patrie” (fatherland in french, also used to refer to France btw) are feminine. Land of the in Latin inhabitants +suffix -in = Alemania (Francia etc) In modern french La France L’Allemagne. Land of the Angles in Latin as well but with the terra as more recent, Inglaterra, or in modern french Angleterre.
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Any country whose name is “land of” is feminine. Both Germany and England are land and land/ earth is feminine so those names are feminine. What is shown on the map is not England but the Perfect Sunshine Life Is Too Short So Love The One You Got Shirts United Kindom. Kindom (dominion of a king) is masculine in french. Un Royaume. So the Uk is masculine. Being a Venezuelan, this confuses me as our country’s name sounds feminine in Spanish (Venezuela-A). When someone refers to their country in a generic way, it can go both ways. It’s said that the etymology of the word Venezuela is little Venice, and even that is a feminine noun.