Macedonian Gender

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.

man Audio
маж [maʐ]
woman Audio
жена [ʐyena]
husband Audio
сопруг [soproogu]
wife Audio
жена [ʐyena]
boy Audio
момче [momchye]
girl Audio
девојче [dyevoјchye]
father Audio
татко [tatko]
mother Audio
мајка [maјka]

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
Macedonian + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
син ми е студент Audio
[sin mi ye stoodyent]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
нејзината ќерка е студентка Audio
[nyeјzinata kjyerka ye stoodyentka]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
тој има висок брат Audio
[toј ima visok brat]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
таа има висок сестра Audio
[taa ima visok syestra]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
неговите браќа се млади Audio
[nyeguovitye brakja sye mladi]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
неговите сестри се млади Audio
[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.

son Audio
син [sin]
daughter Audio
ќерка [kjyerka]
brother Audio
брат [brat]
sister Audio
сестра [syestra]
grandfather Audio
дедо [dyedo]
grandmother Audio
баба [baba]
child Audio
дете [dyetye]
children Audio
деца [dyetza]

Expressions in Macedonian

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.

What do you mean?
што мислите?
[shto mislitye?] Audio
I don't understand
не разбирам!
[nye razbiram!] Audio
I don't know
не знам!
[nye znam!] Audio
What is that called in Macedonian?
како се вели тоа на македонски?
[kako sye vyeli toa na makyedonski?] Audio
What is this?
што е ова?
[shto ye ova?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
што значи тој збор на англиски?
[shto znachi toј zbor na anguliski?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[izvini] Audio

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

Macedonian Plural   Macedonian Plural

Macedonian Numbers   Macedonian Numbers


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