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.
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 [ebni taleb]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] إبنتها طالبة [ebnati taleba]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] لديه أخ طويل [ladaihi akh taweel]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] لديها أخت طويلة [ladaiha ukht taweela]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] إخوته شبان [ekhwatuh shubban]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] أخواتها شابات [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.
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?]|
|I don't understand لا أفهم [la afham]|
|I don't know لا أعرف [la aaref]|
|What is that called in Arabic? ماذا يعني هذا بالعربية؟ [mada yaani hada bel arabia?]|
|What is this? ما هذا؟ [ma hada?]|
|What does that word mean in English? ماذا تعني هذه الكلمة بالإنجليزية؟ [mada taani hadeh alkalima belinjlizia?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) أسف [asef]|
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