Kurdish Gender

Welcome to the fifth Kurdish 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 Kurdish to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man Audio
پیاو [pyaw]
woman Audio
ژن [zhin]
husband Audio
مێرد [merd]
wife Audio
هاوسه‌ر [hawser]
boy Audio
کوڕ [kwr]
girl Audio
کچ [kch]
father Audio
باوک [bawk]
mother Audio
دایک [daik]

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
Kurdish + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
کوڕەکەم خوێندکارە Audio
[kwrekem khwendkare]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
کچەکەی ئەو ژنە خوێندکارە Audio
[kchekey aw zhine khwendare]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ئەو برایەکی درێژی هەیە Audio
[aw brayeky drezhy heye]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ئەو خوشکێکی درێژی هەیە Audio
[ae khwshkeky drezhy heye]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
براکانی ئەو کوڕە گەنجن Audio
[brakany aw kwre genjn]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
خوشکەکانی ئەو کوڕە گەنجن Audio
[khushkekany aw kwre genjn]

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 Audio
کوڕ [kwr]
daughter Audio
کچ [kch]
brother Audio
برا [bra]
sister Audio
خوشک [khwshk]
grandfather Audio
باپیر [bapeer]
grandmother Audio
نه‌نک [nank]
child Audio
منداڵ [mndal]
children Audio
منداڵەکان [mndalekan]

Expressions in Kurdish

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

What do you mean?
مەبەستت چییە؟
[mabastt chya?] Audio
I don't understand
من تێ ناگەم
[mn te nagem] Audio
I don't know
من نازانم
[mn nazanm] Audio
What is that called in Kurdish?
ئەوە چی پێ دەووترێت بە کوردی؟
[awe chy pe dawtret be kyrdy?] Audio
What is this?
ئەمە چییە؟
[ame chya?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
ئەو ووشەیە مانای چییە بە ئینگلیزی؟
[ae wsheye manay chye be englizy?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[bbwre] Audio

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

Kurdish Plural   Kurdish Plural

Kurdish Numbers   Kurdish Numbers


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