Oromo Gender

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.

man
man
dhira
woman
woman
dubartii
husband
husband
dhirsa
wife
wife
niitii
boy
boy
gurbaa
girl
girl
intala
father
father
abbaa
mother
mother
haadha

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
Oromo
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.

son
son
ilma
daughter
daughter
intala
brother
brother
obboleessa
sister
sister
obboleettii
grandfather
grandfather
akaakayyuu
grandmother
grandmother
akkawoo
child
child
mucaa
children
children
mucoolii

Expressions in Oromo

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.

English
Oromo
What do you mean?
maal jechuu keeti?
I don't understand
naa ngalle
I don't know
an hinbeeku
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)
dhiifama

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.

Oromo Plural   Oromo Plural

Oromo Numbers   Oromo Numbers



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