Galician Gender

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

man
man Audio
home
woman
woman Audio
muller
husband
husband Audio
marido
wife
wife Audio
dona
boy
boy Audio
neno
girl
girl Audio
nena
father
father Audio
pai
mother
mother Audio
nai

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
Galician
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
meu fillo é estudante Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
súa filla é estudante Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
el ten un irmán alto Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ela ten unha irmá alta Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
os seus irmáns son mozos Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
as súas irmás son mozas 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
fillo
daughter
daughter Audio
filla
brother
brother Audio
irmán
sister
sister Audio
irmá
grandfather
grandfather Audio
avó
grandmother
grandmother Audio
avoa
child
child Audio
neno
children
children Audio
nenos

Expressions in Galician

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

English
Galician
What do you mean?
que quere dicir? Audio
I don't understand
non entendo Audio
I don't know
non sei Audio
What is that called in Galician?
como se chama iso en galego? Audio
What is this?
que é isto? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
que quere dicir esa palabra en inglés? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
síntoo Audio

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

Galician Plural   Galician Plural

Galician Numbers   Galician Numbers



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