Cebuano Gender

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

man
man Audio
lalaki
woman
woman Audio
babayi
husband
husband Audio
bana
wife
wife Audio
asawa
boy
boy Audio
lalaki
girl
girl Audio
babayi
father
father Audio
amahan
mother
mother Audio
inahan

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
Cebuano
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ako anak nga lalaki kay studyante Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ang iya anak nga babayi kay studyante Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
naa siya'y taason nga igsuon nga lalaki Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
naa siya'y taason nga igsuon nga babayi Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
ang iya mga igsuon nga lalaki ky bata pa Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
ang iya mga igsuon nga babayi ky bata pa 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
anak nga lalaki
daughter
daughter Audio
anak nga babayi
brother
brother Audio
igsuon nga lalaki
sister
sister Audio
igsuon nga babayi
grandfather
grandfather Audio
lolo
grandmother
grandmother Audio
lola
child
child Audio
bata
children
children Audio
mga bata

Expressions in Cebuano

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

English
Cebuano
What do you mean?
Unsay imu buot pasabot? Audio
I don't understand
Wa ko kasabot Audio
I don't know
Wa ko kahibaw Audio
What is that called in Cebuano?
Unsay tawag ana sa cebuano? Audio
What is this?
Unsa ni? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
Unsay pasabot ana nga sinultian sa Iningles? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
pasaylo Audio

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

Cebuano Plural   Cebuano Plural

Cebuano Numbers   Cebuano Numbers



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