Hungarian Gender

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

man
man Audio
férfi
woman
woman Audio
husband
husband Audio
férj
wife
wife Audio
feleség
boy
boy Audio
fiú
girl
girl Audio
lány
father
father Audio
apa
mother
mother Audio
anya

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
Hungarian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
a fiam diák Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
a lánya diák Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
van egy bátyja Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
van egy nővére Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
a fiútestvérei fiatalok Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
a lánytestvérei fiatalok Audio

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 Audio
fiú / fia
daughter
daughter Audio
lány / lánya
brother
brother Audio
testvér
sister
sister Audio
lánytestvér
grandfather
grandfather Audio
nagyapa
grandmother
grandmother Audio
nagymama
child
child Audio
gyermek
children
children Audio
gyermekek

Expressions in Hungarian

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

English
Hungarian
What do you mean?
mit jelent ez? Audio
I don't understand
nem értem Audio
I don't know
nem tudom Audio
What is that called in Hungarian?
ezt hogy hívják magyarul? Audio
What is this?
mi ez? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
mit jelent ez a szó angolul? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
elnézést! Audio

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

Hungarian Plural   Hungarian Plural

Hungarian Numbers   Hungarian Numbers



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