Welcome to the fifth Greenlandic 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 Greenlandic 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 - Greenlandic|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] Ernera ilinniartuvoq
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] Pania ilinniartuuvoq
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] Angummik angisuumik qatannguteqarpoq
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] Qatanngutaa arnaq angivoq
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] Qatanngutai angutit inuusupputtut
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] Qatanngutai arnat inuusuppuuttut
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 Greenlandic, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Greenlandic|
|What do you mean? Qanoq isumaqarpit?|
|I don't understand Paasinngilara|
|I don't know Nalunarpunga|
|What is that called in Greenlandic? Qanoq Kalaallisut oqartapisi?|
|What is this? Sunaana?|
|What does that word mean in English? Qanoq Tuluttut oqartapisi?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) Utoqqatserpunga|
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