Belarusian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Belarusian Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Belarusian 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 Belarusian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Belarusian Feminine

Learning the Belarusian Feminine is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Belarusian language. But first we need to know what the role of Feminine is in the structure of the grammar in Belarusian.

Belarusian feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

To form a feminine word from the masculine in Belarusian, you add feminine suffixes to the nouns. Here are some examples:

 

Студэнт student, m. – студэнтка student, f. 

Настаунiк teacher, m. – настаунiца teacher, f.

Пiянiст pianist ,m. – пiянiстка pianist, f.

 

 

Note that most words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: мужчына (man), жанчына (woman).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineBelarusian Feminine
Feminineʐanochaga rodoo; ʐanochi; ʐanotzkі - Жаночага роду; жаночы; жаноцкі
he is happyyon shchaslіvi - ён шчаслівы
she is happyyana shchaslіvaya - яна шчаслівая
he is Americanyon amyerikanyetz - ён амерыканец
she is Americanyana amyerikanka - яна амерыканка
manchalavyek; mooʐchina - чалавек; мужчына
womanʐanchina - жанчына
fatherbatzʲka - бацька
mothermatzі - маці
brotherbrat - брат
sistersyastra - сястра
uncledzyadzʲka - дзядзька
aunttzyotka - цётка
bullbik/boogay/booyla - бык/бугай/буйла
cowkarova - карова
boykhlopchik/khlapyetz/khlopyetz - хлопчык/хлапец/хлопец
girldzyawchinka/dzyawchina/dzyawcho - дзяўчынка/дзяўчына/дзяўчо

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Belarusian.

List of Feminine in Belarusian

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

English VocabularyBelarusian Vocabulary
objectspradmyeti/rechi - прадметы/рэчы
bathroomvanni pakoy; pribіralʲnya - ванны пакой; прыбіральня
bedloʐak - ложак
bedroomspalʲnya - спальня
ceilingstolʲ - столь
chairkresla - крэсла
clothesvopratka/adzyennye/adzyeʐa - вопратка/адзенне/адзежа
coatpalіto; plashch; soordoot - паліто; плашч; сурдут
cupkoobak - кубак
deskpіsʲmovi stol; parta - пісьмовы стол; парта
dresssookyenka; vopratka/oobrannye/adzyeʐina - сукенка; вопратка/убранне/адзежына
floorpadloga; pavyerkh - падлога; паверх
forkvіdelyetz; vіli/sakhor - відэлец; вілы/сахор
furnituremeblya - мэбля
glassshklo - шкло
hatkapyalyosh - капялюш
housedom - дом
inkcharnіla/atramant/chernya - чарніла/атрамант/чэрня
jacketpіnʐak; ʐakyet; koortka - пінжак; жакет; куртка
kitchenkookhnya - кухня
knifenoʐ - нож
lamplyampa - лямпа
letterlіtara; lіst/pіsʲmo/dopіs - літара; ліст/пісьмо/допіс
mapkarta/mapa; plan/skhyema - карта/мапа; план/схема
newspapergazyeta - газета
notebooknatatnіk/sshitak/zapіsnaya knіʐka; nowtbook - нататнік/сшытак/запісная кніжка; ноўтбук
pantsnagavіtzi/portkі/shtani - нагавіцы/порткі/штаны
paperpapyera - папера
penasadka/roochka - асадка/ручка
pencilalovak - аловак
pharmacyapteka - аптэка
picturekartzіna/іlyostratziya; fіlʲm; fatagrafіya - карціна/ілюстрацыя; фільм; фатаграфія
platetalyerka - талерка
refrigeratorlyadownya/khaladzіlʲnіk - лядоўня/халадзільнік
restaurantrestaran - рэстаран
roofdakh/strakha - дах/страха
roompakoy; myestza - пакой; месца
rugdivan/kіlіm - дыван/кілім
scissorsnaʐnіtzi - нажніцы
shampooshampoonʲ - шампунь
shirtkashoolya - кашуля
shoescharavіkі/tooflі - чаравікі/туфлі
soapmila - мыла
socksshkarpetkі - шкарпэткі
spoonliʐka - лыжка
tablestol - стол
toilettooalyet; pribіralʲnya - туалет; прыбіральня
toothbrushzoobnaya shchotka - зубная шчотка
toothpastezoobnaya pasta - зубная паста
towelroochnіk - ручнік
umbrellaparason - парасон
underwearspodnyaya byalіzna - сподняя бялізна
wallstzyana - сцяна
walletkashalyok/partmanet - кашалёк/партманэт
windowakno - акно
telephonetelyefon - тэлефон

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


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