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.
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]
|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.
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.
|What do you mean?|
|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?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|eta bahasa inggrisna naon?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
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.