Vietnamese Gender

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

man
man Audio
người đàn ông
woman
woman Audio
người phụ nữ
husband
husband Audio
chồng
wife
wife Audio
vợ
boy
boy Audio
con trai
girl
girl Audio
con gái
father
father Audio
cha
mother
mother Audio
mẹ

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
Vietnamese
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
con trai tôi là một sinh viên Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
con gái của bà ta là một sinh viên Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
anh ta có một anh/em trai vóc cao Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
cô ta có một chị/em gái vóc cao Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
anh, em trai của ông ta còn trẻ Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
chị, em gái của ông ta còn trẻ 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
con trai
daughter
daughter Audio
con gái
brother
brother Audio
anh, em trai
sister
sister Audio
chị, em gái
grandfather
grandfather Audio
ông nội
grandmother
grandmother Audio
bà nội
child
child Audio
con cái
children
children Audio
trẻ em

Expressions in Vietnamese

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

English
Vietnamese
What do you mean?
ý của bạn là thế nào? Audio
I don't understand
tôi không hiểu! Audio
I don't know
tôi không biết! Audio
What is that called in Vietnamese?
cái này tiếng việt gọi la gì? Audio
What is this?
cái này là cái gì? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
chữ đó tiếng anh nghĩa là gì? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
xin lỗi Audio

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

Vietnamese Plural   Vietnamese Plural

Vietnamese Numbers   Vietnamese Numbers



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