Turkish Gender

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

man
man Audio
adam
woman
woman Audio
kadın
husband
husband Audio
koca
wife
wife Audio
eş, karı
boy
boy Audio
oğlan
girl
girl Audio
kız
father
father Audio
baba
mother
mother Audio
anne

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
Turkish
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
oğlum bir öğrenci Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
kızı bir öğrenci Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
Onun uzun boylu bir erkek kardeşi var Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
Onun uzun boylu bir kız kardeşi var Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
Erkek kardeşleri genç Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
Kız kardeşleri genç 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
oğul
daughter
daughter Audio
kız
brother
brother Audio
(Erkek) kardeş
sister
sister Audio
( Kız )kardeş
grandfather
grandfather Audio
büyükbaba
grandmother
grandmother Audio
büyükanne
child
child Audio
Çocuk
children
children Audio
çocuklar

Expressions in Turkish

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

English
Turkish
What do you mean?
Ne demek istiyorsunuz? Audio
I don't understand
Anlamıyorum Audio
I don't know
Bilmiyorum Audio
What is that called in Turkish?
Türkçe'de buna ne denir? Audio
What is this?
Bu nedir? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
Bu kelime İngilizce ne demek? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
Üzgünüm Audio

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

Turkish Plural   Turkish Plural

Turkish Numbers   Turkish Numbers



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