Welcome to the fifth Oromo 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 Oromo 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|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
|ilmi kiyya barataadha |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|intalli se barattuudha |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|inni oboleessa dheera tokko qaba |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|obboleetti dheertu tokko qabdi |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|obbolewwaan sa ijoolleedha |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|obbolettiwaan sa ijoolledha |
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 Oromo, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|What do you mean?|
|maal jechuu keeti?|
|I don't understand|
|I don't know|
|What is that called in Oromo?|
|afaan oromootin maal jedhama?|
|What is this?|
|kun maal inni?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|jechi kun afaan ingiliizitin maal jedhaa?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Oromo. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.