Egyptian Gender

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.

man Audio
راجـِل [ragel]
woman Audio
سِت [set]
husband Audio
زوج [zug]
wife Audio
زوجة [zuga]
boy Audio
ولد [walad]
girl Audio
بنت [bent]
father Audio
أب [ab]
mother Audio
أم [um]

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
Egyptian + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
إبني طالِب Audio
[ebni taleb]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
بِنتَها طالِبَة Audio
[bentaha taliba]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
هُوَّا عَندوه أخ طَويل Audio
[huwa 'andu akh taweel]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
هِيَّا عَندَها أُخت طَويلَة Audio
[hiya 'andaha ukht taweela]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
إخواتُه صُغَيَّرين Audio
[ekhwatuh sughayareen]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
إخواتها صُغَيَّرين Audio
[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.

son Audio
ابن [ebn]
daughter Audio
بنت [bent]
brother Audio
أخ [akh]
sister Audio
أخت [ukht]
grandfather Audio
جـِد [ged]
grandmother Audio
جِدة [gedda]
child Audio
طِفْل [tefl]
children Audio
أطْفال [atfaal]

Expressions in Egyptian

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.

What do you mean?
أصْدَك إيه؟
[asdak eeh?] Audio
I don't understand
أنا مِش فاهِم
[ana mesh fahem] Audio
I don't know
أنا مَعْرَفش
[ana ma'rafsh] Audio
What is that called in Egyptian?
دا إسمُه إيه بالمَصري؟
[da esmu eeh belmasri?] Audio
What is this?
إيه دا؟
[eeh da?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
الكِلمَة دي مَعْناها إيه بالإنجِليزي؟
[elkelma de ma'naha eeh belinglizi?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[asef] Audio

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

Egyptian Plural   Egyptian Plural

Egyptian Numbers   Egyptian Numbers


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