Gujarati Gender

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

man Audio
પુરુષ [peureuṣ]
woman Audio
સ્ત્રી [se'te'reī]
husband Audio
પતિ [petei]
wife Audio
પત્ની [pete'neī]
boy Audio
છોકરો [chheokereo]
girl Audio
છોકરી [chheokereī]
father Audio
પિતા [peiteā]
mother Audio
માતા [meāteā]

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
Gujarati + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
મારો પુત્ર એક વિદ્યાર્થી છે Audio
[meāreo peute'r ek veide'yeāre'theī chhe]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
તેણીની પુત્રી એક વિદ્યાર્થી છે Audio
[teeṇeīneī peute'reī ek veide'yeāre'theī chhe]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
તેમના એક ભાઈ ઊંચા છે Audio
[teemeneā ek bheāī ūmecheā chhe]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
તેમના એક બહેન ઉંચા છે Audio
[teemeneā ek beheen umecheā chhe]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
તેમના ભાઇઓ યુવાન છે Audio
[teemeneā bheāio yeuveān chhe]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
તેમની બહેનો યુવાન છે Audio
[teemeneī beheeneo yeuveān chhe]

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
પુત્ર [peute'r]
daughter Audio
પુત્રી [peute'reī]
brother Audio
ભાઇ [bheāi]
sister Audio
બહેન [beheen]
grandfather Audio
દાદા અથવા નાના [deādeā atheveā neāneā]
grandmother Audio
દાદી અથવા નાની [deādeī atheveā neāneī]
child Audio
બાળક [beāḷek]
children Audio
બાળકો [beāḷekeo]

Expressions in Gujarati

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

What do you mean?
તમારો કહેવાનો અર્થ શું છે?
[temeāreo keheeveāneo are'th śheum chhee?] Audio
I don't understand
હું સમજ્યો નથી
[heum semeje'yeo netheī] Audio
I don't know
મને ખબર નથી
[mene kheber netheī] Audio
What is that called in Gujarati?
ગુજરાતીમાં તેને શું કહેવાય છે?
[gueujereāteīmeām teene śheum keheeveāy chhee?] Audio
What is this?
આ શું છે?
[ā śheum chhee?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
તે શબ્દનો ઇંગલિશ માં શું અર્થ છે?
[te śhebe'deneo imegueleiśh meām śheum are'th chhee?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
માફ કરશો
[meāph kereśheo] Audio

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

Gujarati Plural   Gujarati Plural

Gujarati Numbers   Gujarati Numbers


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