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.
mahaifi or baba
mama or uwa
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.
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. Please check out our main menu here for more lessons: homepage. To see the full menu, you can also click on the "Menu" icon on the left side.
Inspirational Quote: High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation. Jack Kinder