Catalan Gender

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.

man
man Audio
home
woman
woman Audio
dona
husband
husband Audio
marit
wife
wife Audio
esposa
boy
boy Audio
nen
girl
girl Audio
noia
father
father Audio
pare
mother
mother Audio
mare

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
Catalan
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
el meu fill és un estudiant Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
la seva filla és una estudiant Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
té un germà alt Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ella té una germana alta Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
els seus germans són joves Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
les seves germanes són joves 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
fill
daughter
daughter Audio
filla
brother
brother Audio
germà
sister
sister Audio
germana
grandfather
grandfather Audio
avi
grandmother
grandmother Audio
àvia
child
child Audio
nen
children
children Audio
nens

Expressions in Catalan

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? Audio
I don't understand
no entenc! Audio
I don't know
no ho sé! Audio
What is that called in Catalan?
com es diu en català? Audio
What is this?
què és això? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
com es diu això en anglès? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
perdó Audio

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

Catalan Plural   Catalan Plural

Catalan Numbers   Catalan Numbers



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