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Arabic Gender

Welcome to the fifth Arabic 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 Arabic to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
رجل [rajul]
woman Audio
إمرأة [emraa]
husband Audio
زوج [zawj]
wife Audio
زوجة [zawja]
boy Audio
ولد [walad]
girl Audio
بنت [bent]
father Audio
أب [ab]
mother Audio
أم [um]

Gender Grammar Rules

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
Arabic + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
إبني طالب Audio
[ebni taleb]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
إبنتها طالبة Audio
[ebnati taleba]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
لديه أخ طويل Audio
[ladaihi akh taweel]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
لديها أخت طويلة Audio
[ladaiha ukht taweela]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
إخوته شبان Audio
[ekhwatuh shubban]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
أخواتها شابات Audio
[akhawatuha shaabat]

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.

son Audio
إبن [ebn]
daughter Audio
إبنة [ebna]
brother Audio
أخ [akh]
sister Audio
أخت [ukht]
grandfather Audio
جد [jad]
grandmother Audio
جدة [jadda]
child Audio
طفل [tefl]
children Audio
أطفال [atfaal]

Expressions in Arabic

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Arabic, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

What do you mean?
ماذا تعني؟
[mada taani?] Audio
I don't understand
لا أفهم
[la afham] Audio
I don't know
لا أعرف
[la aaref] Audio
What is that called in Arabic?
ماذا يعني هذا بالعربية؟
[mada yaani hada bel arabia?] Audio
What is this?
ما هذا؟
[ma hada?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
ماذا تعني هذه الكلمة بالإنجليزية؟
[mada taani hadeh alkalima belinjlizia?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[asef] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Arabic. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Arabic Plural   Arabic Plural

Arabic Numbers   Arabic Numbers


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