Welcome to the fifth Macedonian 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 Macedonian 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 - Macedonian + Pronunciation|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] син ми е студент [sin mi ye stoodyent]
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] нејзината ќерка е студентка [nyeјzinata kjyerka ye stoodyentka]
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] тој има висок брат [toј ima visok brat]
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] таа има висок сестра [taa ima visok syestra]
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] неговите браќа се млади [nyeguovitye brakja sye mladi]
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] неговите сестри се млади [nyeguovitye syestri sye mladi]
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 Macedonian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Macedonian - Pronunciation|
|What do you mean? што мислите? [shto mislitye?]|
|I don't understand не разбирам! [nye razbiram!]|
|I don't know не знам! [nye znam!]|
|What is that called in Macedonian? како се вели тоа на македонски? [kako sye vyeli toa na makyedonski?]|
|What is this? што е ова? [shto ye ova?]|
|What does that word mean in English? што значи тој збор на англиски? [shto znachi toј zbor na anguliski?]|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) извини [izvini]|
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