Sundanese Gender

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

man
man
pameget
woman
woman
istri
husband
husband
caroge
wife
wife
pun bojo
boy
boy
murangkalih pameget
girl
girl
murangkalih istri
father
father
pun bapa
mother
mother
pun ibu

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
Sundanese
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
murangkalih pameget abdi nuju sakola keneh
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
murangkalih istri anjeuna nuju sakola keneh
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
anjeuna gaduh raka/rayi pameget
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
anjeuna gaduh raka/rayi istri
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
raka-raka/rayi-rayi pemegetna ngarora keneh
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
raka-raka/rayi-rayi istrina ngarora keneh

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
murangkalih pameget
daughter
daughter
murangkalih istri
brother
brother
raka/rayi pameget
sister
sister
raka/rayi istri
grandfather
grandfather
aki
grandmother
grandmother
nini
child
child
budak
children
children
barudak

Expressions in Sundanese

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

English
Sundanese
What do you mean?
maksadna naon?
I don't understand
abdi henteu ngartos
I don't know
abdi teu terang
What is that called in Sundanese?
eta teh bahasa sundana naon?
What is this?
ieu naon?
What does that word mean in English?
eta bahasa inggrisna naon?
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
punten

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

Sundanese Plural   Sundanese Plural

Sundanese Numbers   Sundanese Numbers



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