Italian Gender

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

man
man Audio
uomo
woman
woman Audio
donna
husband
husband Audio
marito
wife
wife Audio
moglie
boy
boy Audio
ragazzo
girl
girl Audio
ragazza
father
father Audio
padre
mother
mother Audio
madre

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
Italian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
mio figlio è uno studente Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
sua figlia è una studentessa Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ha un fratello alto Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ha una sorella alta Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
i suoi fratelli sono giovani Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
le sue sorelle sono giovani 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
figlio
daughter
daughter Audio
figlia
brother
brother Audio
fratello
sister
sister Audio
sorella
grandfather
grandfather Audio
nonno
grandmother
grandmother Audio
nonna
child
child Audio
bambino
children
children Audio
bambini

Expressions in Italian

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

English
Italian
What do you mean?
cosa vuol dire? Audio
I don't understand
non ho capito Audio
I don't know
non lo so Audio
What is that called in Italian?
come si dice in italiano? Audio
What is this?
cos'è questo? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
cosa vuol dire quella parola in inglese? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
scusi Audio

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

Italian Plural   Italian Plural

Italian Numbers   Italian Numbers



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