Slovene Gender

Welcome to the fifth Slovene 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 Slovene to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
moški
woman
woman Audio
ženska
husband
husband Audio
mož
wife
wife Audio
žena
boy
boy Audio
fant
girl
girl Audio
dekle
father
father Audio
oče
mother
mother Audio
mati

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
Slovene
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
moj sin je študent Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
njena hči je študentka Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
on ima visokega brata Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ona ima visoko sestro Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
njegovi bratje so mladi Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
njegove sestre so mlade Audio

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
sin
daughter
daughter Audio
hči
brother
brother Audio
brat
sister
sister Audio
sestra
grandfather
grandfather Audio
dedek
grandmother
grandmother Audio
babica
child
child Audio
otrok
children
children Audio
otroci

Expressions in Slovene

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

English
Slovene
What do you mean?
kaj hočeš povedati? Audio
I don't understand
ne razumem Audio
I don't know
ne vem Audio
What is that called in Slovene?
kako se temu reče po slovensko? Audio
What is this?
kaj je to? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
kaj ta beseda pomeni v angleščini? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
oprosti Audio

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

Slovene Plural   Slovene Plural

Slovene Numbers   Slovene Numbers



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