Welcome to the fifth Javanese 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 Javanese 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 - Javanese|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] anakku isih sekolah
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] anak wadone isih sekolah
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] dheweke duwe dulur lanang sing dhuwur
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] dheweke duwe dulur wadon sing dhuwur
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] sedulur lanange enom
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] sedulu wadone enom
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.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Javanese, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Javanese|
|What do you mean? Apa maksudmu?|
|I don't understand Aku ora dong|
|I don't know Aku ora paham|
|What is that called in Javanese? Apa iku arane ing basa Jawa?|
|What is this? Apa iki?|
|What does that word mean in English? Apa tegese tembung iku ing basa Inggris?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) Sepurane|
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