Welcome to the fifth Maltese 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 Maltese 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 - Maltese|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] ibni huwa student
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] bintha hija studenta
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] hu ghandu huh twil
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] hi ghandha ohtha twila
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] hutu subien huma zghar
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] hutu bniet huma zghar
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 Maltese, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Maltese|
|What do you mean? x'jigifieri?|
|I don't understand ma nifhimx!|
|I don't know ma nafx!|
|What is that called in Maltese? x'jghidulha dik bil-malti?|
|What is this? x'inhi din?|
|What does that word mean in English? xi tfisser dik il-kelma bl-ingliz?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) skuzani|
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