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
man Audio
رجل [rajul]
woman
woman Audio
إمرأة [emraa]
husband
husband Audio
زوج [zawj]
wife
wife Audio
زوجة [zawja]
boy
boy Audio
ولد [walad]
girl
girl Audio
بنت [bent]
father
father Audio
أب [ab]
mother
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
son Audio
إبن [ebn]
daughter
daughter Audio
إبنة [ebna]
brother
brother Audio
أخ [akh]
sister
sister Audio
أخت [ukht]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
جد [jad]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
جدة [jadda]
child
child Audio
طفل [tefl]
children
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.

English
Arabic
Pronunciation
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)
أسف
[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



Share

Inspirational Quote: High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation. Jack Kinder