Haitian Gender

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

man
man
gason
woman
woman
fanm
husband
husband
mari
wife
wife
madanm
boy
boy
ti gason
girl
girl
ti fi
father
father
papa
mother
mother
manman

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
Haitian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
pitit gason'm se yon elèv
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
pitit fi'l son elèv
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
li gen yon frè wotè
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
li gen yon sè wo
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
frè'l yo jen
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
sè'l yo jèn

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
pitit gason
daughter
daughter
pitit fi
brother
brother
frè
sister
sister
grandfather
grandfather
gran pè
grandmother
grandmother
grann
child
child
timoun
children
children
timoun

Expressions in Haitian

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

English
Haitian
What do you mean?
ki sa ou vle di?
I don't understand
mwen pa konpran
I don't know
mwen pa konen
What is that called in Haitian?
komen yo di sa'a en kreyol
What is this?
sa sa'a ye
What does that word mean in English?
sa mo sa'a vle di en engle
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
padon

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

Haitian Plural   Haitian Plural

Haitian Numbers   Haitian Numbers



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