Galician Feminine

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


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Galician Feminine

Learning the Galician Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Galician 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 Galician, you simply add (-a) if the word ends in a consonant. But if a word ends in a vowel then you need to remove the vowel before adding the “a”. Here are some examples:

Fillo (son) becomes Filla (daughter), alumno (student masc.) becomes alumna (student fem.)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: Home (man), Muller (woman) – Can (dog), Cadela (dog fem)


Here are some examples:

English FeminineGalician Feminine
FeminineFeminino
he is happyel está feliz
she is happyela está feliz
he is Americanel é americano
she is Americanela é americana
manhome
womanmuller
fatherpai
mothernai
brotherirmán
sisterirmá
uncletío
aunttía
bulltouro
cowvaca
boyneno
girlnena

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Galician.

List of Feminine in Galician

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

English VocabularyGalician Vocabulary
objectsobxectos
bathroombaño
bedcama
bedroomdormitorio
ceilingteito
chaircadeira
clothesroupa
coatabrigo
cupcopa
deskpupitre
dressvestido
floorandar
forkgarfo
furnituremobiliario
glassvaso
hatchapeu
housecasa
inktinta
jacketchaqueta
kitchencociña
knifecoitelo
lamplámpada
lettercarta
mapmapa
newspaperxornal
notebookcaderno
pantscalzóns
paperpapel
penpluma
pencillápis
pharmacyfarmacia
picturefotografía
platechapa
refrigeratorneveira
restaurantrestaurante
rooftellado
roomcuarto
rugtapiz
scissorstesoiras
shampooxampú
shirtcamisa
shoeszapatos
soapxabón
sockscalcetíns
spoonculler
tablemesa
toiletservizo
toothbrushcepillo de dentes
toothpastecrema dental
toweltoalla
umbrellaparaugas
underwearroupa interior
wallparede
walletcarteira
windowxanela
telephoneteléfono

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


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