Nepali Gender

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

man
man Audio
पुरुष [puruṣa]
woman
woman Audio
महिला [mahilā]
husband
husband Audio
लोग्ने [lōgnē]
wife
wife Audio
स्वास्नी [svāsnī]
boy
boy Audio
केटा [kēṭā]
girl
girl Audio
केटी [kēṭī]
father
father Audio
बुवा [buvā]
mother
mother Audio
आमा [āmā]

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
Nepali + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
मेरो छोरा छात्र हो Audio
[mērō chōrā chātra hō]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
उनकी छोरि छात्रा हुन् Audio
[unakī chōri chātrā hun]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
उसको अग्लो भाई/दाई छ Audio
[usakō aglō bhā'ī / dā'ī cha]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
उनको अग्ली बहिनी/दिदी छ Audio
[unakō aglī bahinī / didī cha]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
उसका भाई/दाई भर्खरका छन् Audio
[usakā bhā'ī / dā'ī bharkharakā chan]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
उसका बहिनी/दिदी भर्खरका छन् Audio
[usakā bahinī / didī bharkharakā chan]

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
छोरा [chōrā]
daughter
daughter Audio
छोरी [chōrī]
brother
brother Audio
दाजु [dāju]
sister
sister Audio
बहिनी [bahinī]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
हजुर बुवा [hajura buvā]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
हजुर मुमा [hajura mumā]
child
child Audio
बच्चा [baccā]
children
children Audio
बच्चाहरु [baccāharu]

Expressions in Nepali

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

English
Nepali
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
तपाईंले के भन्न खोज्नु भएको हो ?
[tapā'īnlē kē bhanna khōjnu bha'ēkō hō?] Audio
I don't understand
मैले बुझ्न सकिन
[mailē bujhna sakina] Audio
I don't know
मलाई थाहा छैन
[malā'ī thāhā chaina] Audio
What is that called in Nepali?
त्यसलाई नेपालीमा के भनिन्छ
[tyasalā'ī nēpālīmā kē bhanincha] Audio
What is this?
यो के हो ?
[yō kē hō?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
त्यो शब्दलाई अंग्रेजीमा के भनिन्छ
[tyō śabdalā'ī aṅgrējīmā kē bhanincha] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
क्षमाप्रार्थी छु
[kṣamāprārthī chu] Audio

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

Nepali Plural   Nepali Plural

Nepali Numbers   Nepali Numbers



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