Estonian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Estonian Feminine you will find out that Estonian actually doesn't have a gender. So there is no masculine or feminine... But you still need to know how to deal with that fact. Below are some tips and examples. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Estonian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Estonian Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Estonian gender which is good news (compared to other languages).

While in English it is known that feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. In Estonian, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Estonian, that is also true about the pronoun: both "he" and "she" translate into “tema” or the short form “ta”.


Here are some examples:

English GenderEstonian Gender
he is happyta on õnnelik
she is happyta on õnnelik
he is AmericanTa on ameeriklane
she is Americanta on ameeriklane
manmees
womannaine
fatherisa
motherema
brothervend
sisterõde
uncleonu
aunttädi
bullpull
cowlehm
boypoiss
girltüdruk

As you can see from the example above, there is no structure of the Feminine in Estonian.

Gender in Estonian

Below are examples of some vocabulary words that you can try to memorize to help you boost your vocabulary.

English VocabularyEstonian Vocabulary
objectsobjektid
bathroomvannituba
bedvoodi
bedroommagamistuba
ceilinglagi
chairtool
clothesriided
coatmantel
cuptass
deskkirjutuslaud
dresskleit
floorpõrand
forkkahvel
furnituremööbel
glassklaas
hatmüts
housemaja
inktint
jacketjakk
kitchenköök
knifenuga
lamplamp
letterkiri
mapkaart
newspaperajaleht
notebookmärkmik
pantspüksid
paperpaber
penpastapliiats
pencilpliiats
pharmacyapteek
picturepilt
plateplaat
refrigeratorkülmik
restaurantrestoran
roofkatus
roomtuba
rugvaip
scissorskäärid
shampoošampoon
shirtsärk
shoeskingad
soapseep
sockssokid
spoonlusikas
tablelaud
toilettualett
toothbrushhambahari
toothpastehambapasta
towelkäterätik
umbrellavihmavari
underwearaluspesu
wallsein
walletrahakott
windowaken
telephonetelefon

Feminine and Masculine are absent from Estonian, therefore they don't need very special attention. Once you're done with Estonian gender lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Estonian lessons here: Learn Estonian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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