Filipino Feminine

If you're trying to learn Filipino Feminine you will find out that Filipino 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 Filipino. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Filipino Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Filipino 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 Filipino, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Filipino, no feminine and no masculine. This applies to adjectives as well as nouns.


Here are some examples:

English GenderFilipino Gender
FemininePambabae
he is happysiya ay masaya
she is happysiya ay masaya
he is Americansiya ay Amerikano
she is Americansiya ay Amerikano
mantao
womanbabae
fatherama
motherina
brotherkapatid na lalaki
sisterkapatid na babae
uncletiyuhin
aunttiyahin
bulltoro
cowbaka
boybatang lalaki
girlbatang babae

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

Gender in Filipino

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

English VocabularyFilipino Vocabulary
objectsbagay
bathroombanyo
bedkama
bedroomsilid-tulugan
ceilingkisame
chairupuan
clothesmga damit
coatamerikana
cuptasa
deskmesa
dressdamit
floorpalapag
forktinidor
furnituremga kasangkapan sa bahay
glasssalamin
hatsombrero
housebahay
inktinta
jacketdyaket
kitchenkusina
knifekutsilyo
lampilawan
lettersulat
mapmapa
newspaperpahayagan
notebookkuwaderno
pantspantalon
paperpapel
penpluma
pencillapis
pharmacyparmasya
picturelarawan
plateplato
refrigeratorref
restaurantrestawran
roofbubong
roomkuwarto
rugalpombra
scissorsgunting
shampooshampoo
shirtsando
shoessapatos
soapsabon
socksmedyas
spoonkutsara
tablemesa
toiletbanyo
toothbrushsipilyo ng ngipin
toothpastetutpeyst
toweltuwalya
umbrellapayong
underweardamit na panloob
wallpader
walletpitaka
windowbintana
telephonetelepono

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


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