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.
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|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
|ako anak nga lalaki kay studyante |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|ang iya anak nga babayi kay studyante |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|naa siya'y taason nga igsuon nga lalaki |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|naa siya'y taason nga igsuon nga babayi |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|ang iya mga igsuon nga lalaki ky bata pa |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|ang iya mga igsuon nga babayi ky bata pa |
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.
anak nga lalaki
anak nga babayi
igsuon nga lalaki
igsuon nga babayi
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.
|What do you mean?|
|Unsay imu buot pasabot?|
|I don't understand|
|Wa ko kasabot|
|I don't know|
|Wa ko kahibaw|
|What is that called in Cebuano?|
|Unsay tawag ana sa cebuano?|
|What is this?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|Unsay pasabot ana nga sinultian sa Iningles?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
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.