Greenlandic Gender

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.

man
man Audio
arnaq
woman
woman Audio
angut
husband
husband Audio
uisoq
wife
wife Audio
suiikkutaq
boy
boy Audio
nukappiaraq
girl
girl Audio
niviarsiaraq
father
father Audio
ataata
mother
mother Audio
anaana

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
Greenlandic
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
Ernera ilinniartuvoq Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
Pania ilinniartuuvoq Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
Angummik angisuumik qatannguteqarpoq Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
Qatanngutaa arnaq angivoq Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
Qatanngutai angutit inuusupputtut Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
Qatanngutai arnat inuusuppuuttut 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
erneq
daughter
daughter Audio
panik
brother
brother Audio
qatanngut
sister
sister Audio
qatanngut
grandfather
grandfather Audio
aatak
grandmother
grandmother Audio
aanaq
child
child Audio
meeraq
children
children Audio
meeqqat

Expressions in Greenlandic

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? Audio
I don't understand
Paasinngilara Audio
I don't know
Nalunarpunga Audio
What is that called in Greenlandic?
Qanoq Kalaallisut oqartapisi? Audio
What is this?
Sunaana? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
Qanoq Tuluttut oqartapisi? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
Utoqqatserpunga Audio

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

Greenlandic Plural   Greenlandic Plural

Greenlandic Numbers   Greenlandic Numbers



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