Armenian Gender

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

man
man Audio
մարդ [mard]
woman
woman Audio
կին [kin]
husband
husband Audio
ամուսին [amusin]
wife
wife Audio
կին [kin]
boy
boy Audio
տղա [tgha]
girl
girl Audio
աղջիկ [aghjik]
father
father Audio
հայր [hayr]
mother
mother Audio
մայր [mayr]

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
Armenian + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
Իմ որդին ուսանող է: Audio
[Im vordin usanogh e]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
Նրա դուստրը ուսանողուհի է: Audio
[Nra dustry usanoghuhi e]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
Նա մի բարձրահասակ եղբայր ունի: Audio
[Na mi bardzrahasak yeghbayr uni]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
Նա մի բարձրահասակ քույր ունի: Audio
[Na mi bardzrahasak k’uyr uni]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
Նրա եղբայրները երիտասարդ են: Audio
[Nra yeghbayrnery yeritasard yen]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
Նրա քույրերը երիտասարդ են: Audio
[Nra k’uyrery yeritasard yen]

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
որդի [vordi]
daughter
daughter Audio
դուստր [dustr]
brother
brother Audio
եղբայր [yeghbayr]
sister
sister Audio
քույր [k’uyr]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
պապ [pap]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
տատ [tat]
child
child Audio
երեխա [yerekha]
children
children Audio
երեխաներ [yerekhaner]

Expressions in Armenian

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

English
Armenian
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
Ինչ նկատի ունեք?
[Inch’ nkati unek’?] Audio
I don't understand
Չեմ հասկանում:
[Ch’yem haskanum] Audio
I don't know
Չգիտեմ:
[Ch’gitem] Audio
What is that called in Armenian?
Ինչպես դա կասեն հայերեն?
[Inch’pes da kasen hayeren?] Audio
What is this?
Ինչ է սա?
[Inch’ e sa?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
Ինչ է նշանակում այդ բառը անգլերեն?
[Inch’ e nshanakum ayd barry angleren.] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
Ներողություն
[Neroghut’yun] Audio

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

Armenian Plural   Armenian Plural

Armenian Numbers   Armenian Numbers



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