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.
người đàn ông
người phụ nữ
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]
|con trai tôi là một sinh viên |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|con gái của bà ta là một sinh viên |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|anh ta có một anh/em trai vóc cao |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|cô ta có một chị/em gái vóc cao |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|anh, em trai của ông ta còn trẻ |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|chị, em gái của ông ta còn trẻ |
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.
anh, em trai
chị, em gái
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.
|What do you mean?|
|ý của bạn là thế nào?|
|I don't understand|
|tôi không hiểu!|
|I don't know|
|tôi không biết!|
|What is that called in Vietnamese?|
|cái này tiếng việt gọi la gì?|
|What is this?|
|cái này là cái gì?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|chữ đó tiếng anh nghĩa là gì?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
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.