Hindi Gender

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

man Audio
आदमी [aadmi]
woman Audio
महिला [mhilaa]
husband Audio
पति [pti]
wife Audio
पत्नी [ptni]
boy Audio
लड़का [ldekaa]
girl Audio
लड़की [ldeki]
father Audio
पिता [pitaa]
mother Audio
मां [maan]

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
Hindi + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
मेरा बेटा एक छात्र है | Audio
[meraa betaa ek chaatr hai |]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
उसकी बेटी के एक छात्रा है | Audio
[uski beti ke ek chaatraa hai |]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
उसका एक लंबा भाई है | Audio
[uskaa ek lnbaa bhaai hai |]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
उसकी एक लम्बी बहन है | Audio
[uski ek lmbi bhn hai |]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
उसके भाई युवा हैं | Audio
[uske bhaai yuvaa hain |]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
उसकी बहनें जवान हैं | Audio
[uski bhnen jvaan hain |]

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
पुत्र, बेटा [putr, betaa]
daughter Audio
पुत्री [putri]
brother Audio
भाई [bhaai]
sister Audio
बहन [bhn]
grandfather Audio
दादा [daadaa]
grandmother Audio
दादी [daadi]
child Audio
बच्चा [bkkaa]
children Audio
बच्चे [bkke]

Expressions in Hindi

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

What do you mean?
तुम्हें क्या मतलब है?
[tumhen kyaa mtlb hai?] Audio
I don't understand
मैं नहीं समझा | (m)/समझी | (f)
[main nhin smjhaa | (m)/smjhi | (f)] Audio
I don't know
मुझे नहीं मालूम |
[mujhe nhin maalum |] Audio
What is that called in Hindi?
उसे हिन्दी में क्या कहते हैं?
[use hindi men kyaa khte hain?] Audio
What is this?
यह क्या है?
[yh kyaa hai?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
इस शब्द का हिन्दी  में अर्थ  क्या है?
[is shbd kaa hindi  men arth  kyaa hai?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
माफ कीजिये!!
[maaf kijiye!!] Audio

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

Hindi Plural   Hindi Plural

Hindi Numbers   Hindi Numbers


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