Welcome to the fifth Indonesian 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 Indonesian to help you practice your daily phrases.
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|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
|putra saya adalah pelajar/mahasiswa |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|putri nya adalah pelajar/mahasiswa |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|dia mempunyai seorang saudara laki laki yang tinggi |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|dia mempunyai seorang saudara perempuan yang tinggi |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|saudara laki lakinya masih muda |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|saudara perempuannya masih muda |
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.
saudara laki laki
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Indonesian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|What do you mean?|
|I don't understand|
|saya tidak mengerti!|
|I don't know|
|saya tidak tahu!|
|What is that called in Indonesian?|
|apakah itu dalam bahasa indonesia?|
|What is this?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|apakah arti kata itu dalam bahasa inggris?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Indonesian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.