Afrikaans Feminine

If you're trying to learn Afrikaans Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Afrikaans grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Afrikaans. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Afrikaans Feminine

Learning the Afrikaans Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Afrikaans feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

Many languages will give words grammatical gender, but this is not the case for Afrikaans, just like English, there is no gender and thus nouns have no classification.

 

Afrikaans

English

sy/haar

her

hy

his

hulle

they

dit

it

 

Seun (son) becomes dogter (daughter), moeder (mother) becomes vader (father).

There are neutral gender words, e.g. polisiebeampte (policemen), kaptein (captain).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineAfrikaans Feminine
FeminineVroulike
he is happyhy is gelukkig
she is happysy is gelukkig
he is Americanhy is amerikaans
she is Americansy is amerikaans
manman
womanvrou
fathervader
mothermoeder
brotherbroer
sistersuster
uncleoom
aunttante
bullbul
cowkoei
boyseun
girlmeisie

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Afrikaans.

List of Feminine in Afrikaans

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Afrikaans? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Afrikaans vocabulary.

English VocabularyAfrikaans Vocabulary
objectsvoorwerpe
bathroombadkamer
bedbed
bedroomslaapkamer
ceilingplafon
chairstoel
clothesklere
coatjas
cupbeker
deskBalie
dressrok
floorvloer
forkvurk
furnituremeubels
glassglas
hathoed
househuis
inkink
jacketbaadjie
kitchenkombuis
knifemes
lamplamp
letterbrief
mapkaart
newspaperkoerant
notebooknota boek
pantsbroek
paperpapier
penpen
pencilpotlood
pharmacyapteek
pictureprent, foto
platebord
refrigeratoryskas
restaurantrestaurant
roofdak
roomkamer
rugmat
scissorsskêr
shampoosjampoe
shirthemp
shoesskoene
soapseep
sockssokkies
spoonlepel
tabletafel
toilettoilet
toothbrushtandeborsel
toothpastetandepasta
towelhanddoek
umbrellasambreel
underwearonderklere
wallmuur
walletbeursie
windowvenster
telephonetelefoon

Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in Afrikaans. Once you're done with Afrikaans Feminine, you might want to check the rest of our Afrikaans lessons here: Learn Afrikaans. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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