Assamese Gender

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

man
man
পুৰুষ [Purauṣa]
woman
woman
মহিলা [Mahilā]
husband
husband
স্বামী [Sbāmī]
wife
wife
পত্নী [Patnī]
boy
boy
ল'ৰা [La'raā]
girl
girl
ছোৱালী [Chōraālī]
father
father
দেউতা [Dē'utā]
mother
mother
মা [Mā]

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
Assamese + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
মোৰ ল'ৰাটো | পুত্ৰ এজন ছাত্ৰ।
[Mōra la'raāṭō | putra ējana chātra.]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
তেখেতৰ জীয়েক | ছোৱালীজনী এজনী ছাত্ৰী।
[Tēkhētara jīẏēka | chōraālījanī ējanī chātraī.]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
তেখেতৰ এজন ওখ ভায়েক (younger) আছে।
[Tēkhētara ējana bhāẏēka ōkha (chōṭā) āchē.]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
তেখেতৰ এজনী ওখ ভনীয়েক (younger) আছে।
[Tēkhētara ējanī bhanīẏēka ōkha (chōṭā) āchē.]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
তেখেতৰ ভায়েককেইজন কমবয়সীয়া।
[Tēkhētara bhāẏēkakē'ijana kamabaẏasīẏā.]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
তেখেতৰ ভনীয়েককেইজনী কমবয়সীয়া।
[Tēkhētara bhanīẏēkakē'ijanī kamabaẏasīẏā.]

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
পুত্ৰ [Putra]
daughter
daughter
কন্যা [Kan'yā]
brother
brother
ভাতৃ [Bhātr̥]
sister
sister
ভগ্নী [Bhagnī]
grandfather
grandfather
ককাদেউতা [Kakādē'utā]
grandmother
grandmother
আইতা [Ā'itā]
child
child
সন্তান [Santāna]
children
children
সন্তানবোৰ [Santānabōra]

Expressions in Assamese

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

English
Assamese
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
আপুনি কি কব খুজিছে?
[Āpuni ki kaba khujichē?]
I don't understand
মই বুজা নাই।
[Ma'i bujā nā'i.]
I don't know
মই নাজানো।
[Ma'i nājānō.]
What is that called in Assamese?
এইটোক অসমীয়াত কি বুলি কয়?
[Ē'iṭōka asamīẏāta ki buli kaẏa?]
What is this?
এইটো কি?
[Ē'iṭō ki?]
What does that word mean in English?
এই শব্দটোৱে ইংৰাজীত কি বুজায়?
[Ē'i śabdaṭōraē iṁraājīta ki bujāẏa?]
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
দুঃখিত
[Duḥkhita]

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

Assamese Plural   Assamese Plural

Assamese Numbers   Assamese Numbers



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