Bosnian Gender

Welcome to the fifth Bosnian 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 Bosnian to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
čovjek
woman
woman Audio
žena
husband
husband Audio
suprug
wife
wife Audio
supruga
boy
boy Audio
dječak
girl
girl Audio
djevojčica
father
father Audio
otac
mother
mother Audio
majka

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
Bosnian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
moj sin je student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
njezina kćer je studentica Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
on ima visokog brata Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ona ima visoku sestru Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
njegova braća su mladi Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
njegove sestre su mlade Audio

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
sin
daughter
daughter Audio
kći
brother
brother Audio
brat
sister
sister Audio
sestra
grandfather
grandfather Audio
djed
grandmother
grandmother Audio
baka
child
child Audio
dijete
children
children Audio
djeca

Expressions in Bosnian

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

English
Bosnian
What do you mean?
kako to mislite? Audio
I don't understand
ne razumijem Audio
I don't know
ne znam Audio
What is that called in Bosnian?
kako se to kaže na hrvatskom? Audio
What is this?
što je ovo? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
što ova riječ znači na engleskom? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
žao mi je Audio

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

Bosnian Plural   Bosnian Plural

Bosnian Numbers   Bosnian Numbers



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