Tagalog Gender

Welcome to the fifth Tagalog 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 Tagalog to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man
man Audio
lalaki
woman
woman Audio
babae
husband
husband Audio
asawa
wife
wife Audio
asawa
boy
boy Audio
batang lalaki
girl
girl Audio
batang babae
father
father Audio
ama
mother
mother Audio
ina

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
Tagalog
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ang anak kong lalaki ay isang mag-aaral Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ang kanyang anak na babae ay isang mag-aaral Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
matangkad ang kapatid niyang lalaki Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
matangkad ang kapatid niyang babae Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
ang kanyang mga kapatid ay bata pa Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
ang kanyang mga kapatid ay bata pa 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
anak
daughter
daughter Audio
anak
brother
brother Audio
kapatid na lalaki
sister
sister Audio
kapatid na babae
grandfather
grandfather Audio
lolo
grandmother
grandmother Audio
lola
child
child Audio
anak
children
children Audio
mga anak

Expressions in Tagalog

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

English
Tagalog
What do you mean?
ano ang ibig mong sabihin? Audio
I don't understand
hindi ko maintindihan Audio
I don't know
hindi ko alám Audio
What is that called in Tagalog?
anóng tawag diyán sa tagalog? Audio
What is this?
anó ito? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
anóng ibig sabihin ng salitáng iyán sa ingles? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
pasensya na Audio

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

Tagalog Plural   Tagalog Plural

Tagalog Numbers   Tagalog Numbers



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