Greek Gender

Welcome to the fifth Greek 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 Greek to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
άνθρωπος [anthropos]
woman Audio
γυναίκα [yenaika]
husband Audio
σύζυγος [sύzeyos]
wife Audio
σύζυγος [sύzeyos]
boy Audio
αγόρι [ayori]
girl Audio
κορίτσι [koritsi]
father Audio
πατέρας [pateras]
mother Audio
μητέρα [metera]

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
Greek + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ο γιος μου είναι φοιτητής Audio
[o yios moe einai foitetes]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
η κόρη της είναι φοιτήτρια Audio
[e kore tes einai foitetria]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
έχει ψηλό αδελφό Audio
[echei pselo athelfo]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
έχει ψηλή αδελφή Audio
[echei psele athelfe]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
τα αδέλφια του είναι νέα Audio
[ta athelfia toe einai nea]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
οι αδελφές του είναι νέες Audio
[oi athelfes toe einai nees]

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
γιός [yios]
daughter Audio
κόρη [kore]
brother Audio
αδελφός [athelfos]
sister Audio
αδελφή [athelfe]
grandfather Audio
παππούς [pappoύs]
grandmother Audio
γιαγιά [yiayia]
child Audio
παιδί [paithi]
children Audio
παιδιά [paithia]

Expressions in Greek

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

What do you mean?
τι εννοείς;
[ti ennoeis;] Audio
I don't understand
δεν καταλαβαίνω
[then katalavaino] Audio
I don't know
δεν ξέρω
[then xero] Audio
What is that called in Greek?
πως λέγεται αυτό στα ελληνικά;
[pos leyetai aeto sta ellenika;] Audio
What is this?
τι είναι αυτό;
[ti einai aeto;] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
τι σημαίνει αυτή η λέξη στα αγγλικά;
[ti semainei aete e lexe sta ayylika;] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[seynome] Audio

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

Greek Plural   Greek Plural

Greek Numbers   Greek Numbers


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