Welcome to the fifth Japanese 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 Japanese to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.
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|
|Japanese + Pronunciation|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
[watashi no musuko wa gakusei desu]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
[kanojo no musume san wa gakusei desu]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
[kare ni wa se no takai kyoudai ga i masu]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
[kanojo ni wa se no takai shimai ga i masu]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
[kare no kyoudai wa, wakai desu]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
[kare no shimai wa wakai desu]
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.
子どもたち [kodomo tachi]
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Japanese, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|What do you mean?|
|[douiu imi desu ka?]|
|I don't understand|
|[watashi ni wa wakari mase n]|
|I don't know|
|[watashi wa shiri mase n]|
|What is that called in Japanese?|
|[nihongo de nanto ii masu ka?]|
|What is this?|
|[kore wa nan desu ka?]|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|[sono kotoba wa eigo de nanto ii masu ka?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
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