Maltese Gender

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.

man
man Audio
ragel
woman
woman Audio
mara
husband
husband Audio
ragel
wife
wife Audio
mara
boy
boy Audio
tifel
girl
girl Audio
tifla
father
father Audio
missier
mother
mother Audio
omm

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
Maltese
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ibni huwa student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
bintha hija studenta Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
hu ghandu huh twil Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
hi ghandha ohtha twila Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
hutu subien huma zghar Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
hutu bniet huma zghar Audio

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
son Audio
iben
daughter
daughter Audio
bint
brother
brother Audio
hu
sister
sister Audio
oht
grandfather
grandfather Audio
nannu
grandmother
grandmother Audio
nanna
child
child Audio
tifel
children
children Audio
tfal

Expressions in Maltese

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? Audio
I don't understand
ma nifhimx! Audio
I don't know
ma nafx! Audio
What is that called in Maltese?
x'jghidulha dik bil-malti? Audio
What is this?
x'inhi din? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
xi tfisser dik il-kelma bl-ingliz? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
skuzani Audio

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

Maltese Plural   Maltese Plural

Maltese Numbers   Maltese Numbers



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