Welcome to the fifth Catalan 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 Catalan to help you practice your daily phrases.
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 - Catalan|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] el meu fill és un estudiant
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] la seva filla és una estudiant
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] té un germà alt
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] ella té una germana alta
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] els seus germans són joves
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] les seves germanes són joves
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 Catalan, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Catalan|
|What do you mean? què vols dir?|
|I don't understand no entenc!|
|I don't know no ho sé!|
|What is that called in Catalan? com es diu en català?|
|What is this? què és això?|
|What does that word mean in English? com es diu això en anglès?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) perdó|
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