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The real research is devoted to the complex analysis of the set expressions with the meaning of mental abilities of the woman in two languages. The lexico-semantic microsystems and their ingredients are exposed to the detailed research. The work is done on the example of phraseological units, paremias (proverbs and sayings) and aphorisms of two structurally-different languages. The following article describes the notion of gender and gender stereotype. The author points out the actuality of the present research, demonstrates parts or parameters which create gender stereotypes, enlightens the main factors of the gender concepts “man” and “woman” on the material of English genderly marked phraseological units, i.e. phraseological units which contain in their structure a component denoting a man or a woman. The author presents statistic information about genderly marked phraseological units belonging to different semantic groups (appearance, social status, marital status, intellectual skills, etc.). Theoretical part of the article is proved by a number of examples which reveal gender stereotypes in the English phraseology.