Welcome to the fifth Afrikaans lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Afrikaans to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Afrikaans|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] My seun is 'n student
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] Haar dogter is 'n student
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] Hy het 'n lang broer
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] Sy het 'n lang suster
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] Sy broers is jonk
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] Sy susters is jonk
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Afrikaans, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Afrikaans|
|What do you mean? Wat bedoel jy?|
|I don't understand Ek verstaan nie!|
|I don't know Ek weet nie!|
|What is that called in Afrikaans? Wat noem jy dit in Afrikaans?|
|What is this? Wat is dit?|
|What does that word mean in English? Wat beteken daardie woord in Engels?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) Jammer|
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