Hausa Gender

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

man
man
namiji
woman
woman
macce
husband
husband
miji
wife
wife
matar aure
boy
boy
yaro
girl
girl
yarinya
father
father
mahaifi or baba
mother
mother
mama or uwa

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
Hausa
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
dana ɗalibi ne
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
diyarta ɗaliba ce
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
tana da dan'uwa dogo
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
tana da 'yar'uwa doguwa
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
yan'uwansa kanana ne or matasa
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
kanensa 'yanmata kanana ne or matasa

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
ɗa
daughter
daughter
ya
brother
brother
dan'uwa
sister
sister
kanwa
grandfather
grandfather
kaka
grandmother
grandmother
kaka
child
child
yaro karami
children
children
yara

Expressions in Hausa

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

English
Hausa
What do you mean?
me kake nufi?
I don't understand
ban gane ba
I don't know
ban sani ba
What is that called in Hausa?
yaya ake kiran wannan abin a hausa?
What is this?
mene ne wannan?
What does that word mean in English?
me wannan ke nufi a turancin ingilishi?
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
yi hakuri

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

Hausa Plural   Hausa Plural

Hausa Numbers   Hausa Numbers



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