Oriya Gender

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

man
man
ପୁରୁଷ [puruṣa]
woman
woman
ମହିଳା [mahiḷā]
husband
husband
ସ୍ବାମୀ [sbāmī]
wife
wife
ସ୍ତ୍ରୀ [strī]
boy
boy
ପୁଅପିଲା [pu'apilā]
girl
girl
ଝିଅପିଲା [jhi'apilā]
father
father
ବାପା [bāpā]
mother
mother
ମାଆ [mā'ā]

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
Oriya + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ମୋ ପୁଅ ଜଣେ ଛାତ୍ର ଅଟେ
[mō pu'a jaṇē chātra aṭē]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ତାଙ୍କ ଝିଅ ଜଣେ ଛାତ୍ରୀ ଅଟେ
[tāṅka jhi'a jaṇē chātrī aṭē]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ତା’ର ଗୋଟିଏ ଡେଙ୍ଗା ଭାଇ ଅଛି
[tā 'ra gōṭi'ē ḍēṅgā bhā'i achi]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ତା’ର ଗୋଟିଏ ଡେଙ୍ଗା ଭଉଣୀ ଅଛି
[tā 'ra gōṭi'ē ḍēṅgā bha'uṇī achi]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
ତା’ର ଭାଇ ଯୁବକ ଅଟେ
[tā 'ra bhā'i yubaka aṭē]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
ତା’ର ଭଉଣୀ ଯୁବତୀ ଅଟେ
[tā 'ra bha'uṇī yubatī aṭē]

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
ପୁଅ [pu'a]
daughter
daughter
ଝିଅ [jhi'a]
brother
brother
ଭାଇ [bhā'i]
sister
sister
ଭଉଣୀ [bha'uṇī]
grandfather
grandfather
ଜେଜେବାପା [jējēbāpā]
grandmother
grandmother
ଜେଜେମାଆ [jējēmā'ā]
child
child
ପିଲା [pilā]
children
children
ପିଲାମାନେ [pilāmānē]

Expressions in Oriya

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

English
Oriya
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
ଆପଣ କ’ଣ କହିବାକୁ ଚାହାଁନ୍ତି?
[āpaṇa ka 'ṇa kahibāku cāhām̐nti.]
I don't understand
ମୁଁ ବୁଝି ପାରିଲି ନାହିଁ
[mum̐ bujhi pārili nāhim̐]
I don't know
ମୁଁ ଜାଣି ନାହିଁ
[mum̐ jāṇi nāhim̐]
What is that called in Oriya?
ତାକୁ ଓଡ଼ିଆରେ କ’ଣ କୁହନ୍ତି?
[tāku ōṛi'ārē ka 'ṇa kuhanti.]
What is this?
ଏଇଟା କ’ଣ
[ē'iṭā ka 'ṇa]
What does that word mean in English?
ଇଂରାଜୀରେ ଏହାର ଅର୍ଥ କ’ଣ?
[inrājīrē ēhāra artha ka 'ṇa.]
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
କ୍ଷମାକରିବେ
[kṣamākaribē]

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

Oriya Plural   Oriya Plural

Oriya Numbers   Oriya Numbers



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