Chinese Feminine

If you're trying to learn Chinese Feminine which is also called Mandarin, check our courses about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Chinese 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 Chinese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Chinese Feminine

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

Grammar Tips:

The differentiation of masculine and feminine in Chinese is rare.  Of course if you say it is a woman it is clear,  but the spoken personal pronoun, ta, stands for he, she and it, in both the subject and object form.  Chinese names are even difficult to tell masculine from feminine


Here are some examples:

English FeminineChinese Feminine
Feminineyīn xìng cí  - 阴性词
he is happytā;tuó hěn  gāo xìng  - 他很高兴
she is happytā hěn  gāo xìng  - 她很高兴
he is Americantā;tuó shì  měi guó rén  - 他是美国人
she is Americantā shì  měi guó rén  - 她是美国人
mannán rén  - 男人
womannǚ rén  - 女人
fatherfù qīn  - 父亲
mothermǔ qīn  - 母亲
brotherxiōng,dì  - 兄,弟
sisterjiě,mèi  - 姐,妹
uncleshū shū  - 叔叔
auntgū gū  - 姑姑
bullgōng niú  - 公牛
cownǎi niú  - 奶牛
boynán hái  - 男孩
girlnǚ hái  - 女孩

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Chinese.

List of Feminine in Chinese

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

English VocabularyChinese Vocabulary
objectswù jiàn  - 物件
bathroomyù shì  - 浴室
bedchuáng  -
bedroomwò shì  - 卧室
ceilingtiān huā bǎn  - 天花板
chairyǐ zi  - 椅子
clothesyī fú  - 衣服
coatwài tào  - 外套
cupbēi zi  - 杯子
deskzhuō zi  - 桌子
dressfú zhuāng  - 服装
floordì bǎn  - 地板
forkchā  -
furniturejiā jù  - 家具
glassbō lí  - 玻璃
hatmào zi  - 帽子
housefáng zi  - 房子
inkmò shuǐ  - 墨水
jacketjiā kè  - 夹克
kitchenchú fáng  - 厨房
knifedāo  -
lampdēng  -
letterxìn  -
mapdì tú  - 地图
newspaperbào zhǐ  - 报纸
notebookbǐ jì běn  - 笔记本
pantskù zi  - 裤子
paperzhǐ  -
pengāng bǐ  - 钢笔
pencilqiān bǐ  - 铅笔
pharmacyyào fáng  - 药房
picturetú piān  - 图片
platepán zi  - 盘子
refrigeratorbīng xiāng  - 冰箱
restaurantcān guǎn  - 餐馆
roofwū dǐng  - 屋顶
roomfáng jiān  - 房间
rugdì tǎn  - 地毯
scissorsjiǎn dāo  - 剪刀
shampooxǐ fā shuǐ  - 洗发水
shirtchèn shān  - 衬衫
shoesxié  -
soapféi zào  - 肥皂
sockswà zi  - 袜子
spoonsháo zi  - 勺子
tablezhuō zi  - 桌子
toiletcè suǒ  - 厕所
toothbrushyá shuā  - 牙刷
toothpasteyá gāo  - 牙膏
towelmáo jīn  - 毛巾
umbrellayǔ sǎn  - 雨伞
underwearnèi yī  - 内衣
wallqiáng  -
walletqián bāo  - 钱包
windowchuāng kǒu  - 窗口
telephonediàn huà  - 电话

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


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