Marathi Gender

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

man Audio
पुरुष [puruSh]
woman Audio
स्त्री [stri]
husband Audio
पति, नवरा [pati, navaraa]
wife Audio
पत्नी, बायको [patni, baayko]
boy Audio
मुलगा [mulgaa]
girl Audio
मुलगी [mulagi]
father Audio
वडील [vaDil]
mother Audio
आई [aai]

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
Marathi + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
माझा मुलगा विद्यार्थी आहे Audio
[maajhaa mulagaa vidyaarthi aahe]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
तिची मुलगी विद्यार्थिनी आहे Audio
[tichi mulagi vidyaarthini aahe]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
त्याला एक उंच भाऊ आहे Audio
[tyaalaa ek unch bhaaoo aahe]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
तिला एक उंच बहीण आहे Audio
[tilaa ek unch bahiN aahe]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
त्याचे भाऊ लहान आहेत Audio
[tyaache bhaaoo lahaan aahet]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
तिच्या बहिणी लहान आहेत Audio
[tichyaa bahiNi lahaan aahet]

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
मुलगा [mulagaa]
daughter Audio
मुलगी [mulagi]
brother Audio
भाऊ [bhaaoo]
sister Audio
बहीण [bahiN]
grandfather Audio
आजोबा [aajobaa]
grandmother Audio
आजी [aaji]
child Audio
मूल [mool]
children Audio
मुले [mule]

Expressions in Marathi

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

What do you mean?
तुम्हाला काय म्हणायचे आहे?
[tumhaalaa kaay mhaNaayche aahe?] Audio
I don't understand
मला समजत नाही
[malaa samjat naahi] Audio
I don't know
मला माहीत नाही
[malaa maahit naahi] Audio
What is that called in Marathi?
त्याला मराठीत काय म्हणतात?
[tyaalaa maraathit kaay mhaNtaat?] Audio
What is this?
हे काय आहे?
[he kaay aahe?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
त्या शब्दाचा इंग्रजीमध्ये अर्थ काय?
[tyaa shabdaachaa ingrajimadhye arth kaay?] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
[kShamasva] Audio

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

Marathi Plural   Marathi Plural

Marathi Numbers   Marathi Numbers


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