Hebrew Gender

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

man
man
גבר
woman
woman
אשה
husband
husband
בעל
wife
wife
אשה / רעיה
boy
boy
ילד
girl
girl
ילדה
father
father
אבא
mother
mother
אמא

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
Hebrew
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
הבן שלי הוא סטודנט
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
בתה היא סטודנטית
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
יש לו אח גבוה
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
יש לה אחות גבוהה
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
אחיו צעירים
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
אחיותיו צעירות

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
בן
daughter
daughter
בת
brother
brother
אח
sister
sister
אחות
grandfather
grandfather
סבא
grandmother
grandmother
סבתא
child
child
ילד
children
children
ילדים

Expressions in Hebrew

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

English
Hebrew
What do you mean?
למה אתה מתכוון?
I don't understand
אני לא מבין
I don't know
אני לא יודע
What is that called in Hebrew?
איך קוראים לזה בעברית?
What is this?
מה זה?
What does that word mean in English?
מה פירוש המילה הזו באנגלית?
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
מצטער

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

Hebrew Plural   Hebrew Plural

Hebrew Numbers   Hebrew Numbers



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