Welcome to the fifth Egyptian 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 Egyptian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.
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 - Egyptian + Pronunciation|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] إبني طالِب [ebni taleb]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] بِنتَها طالِبَة [bentaha taliba]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] هُوَّا عَندوه أخ طَويل [huwa 'andu akh taweel]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] هِيَّا عَندَها أُخت طَويلَة [hiya 'andaha ukht taweela]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] إخواتُه صُغَيَّرين [ekhwatuh sughayareen]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] إخواتها صُغَيَّرين [ekhwat-ha sughayareen]
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 Egyptian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Egyptian - Pronunciation|
|What do you mean? أصْدَك إيه؟ [asdak eeh?]|
|I don't understand أنا مِش فاهِم [ana mesh fahem]|
|I don't know أنا مَعْرَفش [ana ma'rafsh]|
|What is that called in Egyptian? دا إسمُه إيه بالمَصري؟ [da esmu eeh belmasri?]|
|What is this? إيه دا؟ [eeh da?]|
|What does that word mean in English? الكِلمَة دي مَعْناها إيه بالإنجِليزي؟ [elkelma de ma'naha eeh belinglizi?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) أسِف [asef]|
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