Irish Feminine

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


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Irish Feminine

Learning the Irish Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Irish feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. Here are some examples:

English FeminineIrish Feminine
FeminineBaininscneach
he is happyTá sé sásta
she is happyTá sí sásta
he is AmericanIs Meiriceánach é
she is AmericanIs Meiriceámach í [ An Chopail - The Copula ]
manfear
womanbean
fatherathair
mothermáthair
brotherdeartháir
sisterdeirfiúr
uncleuncail
auntaintín
bulltarbh
cow
boybuachaill
girlcailín

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Irish.

List of Feminine in Irish

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

English VocabularyIrish Vocabulary
objectsrudaí
bathroomseomra folctha
bedleaba
bedroomseomra codlata
ceilingsíleáil as in house/building (uast.. = limit in figures/calc etc}
chaircathaoir
clotheséadaí
coatcóta
cupcupán
deskdeasc
dressgúna
floorurlár
forkforc
furnituretroscán
glassgloine
hathata
houseteach
inkdúch
jacketseaicéad
kitchencistin
knifescian
lamplampa
letterlitir
mapléarscáil
newspapernuachtán
notebookleabhar nótaí
pantsbríste
paperpáipéar
penpeann
pencilpeann luaidhe
pharmacycogaisíocht
picturepictiúr
platepláta
refrigeratorcuisneoir
restaurantbialann
roofdíon
roomseomra
rugruga/ mata urláir
scissorssiosúr
shampoofoltfholcadh
shirtléine
shoesbróga
soapgallúnach
socksstocaí
spoonSpúnóg
tabletábla
toiletleithris
toothbrushscuab fiacal
toothpastetaos fiacla
toweltuáille
umbrellascáth
underwearéadaí
wallballa
walletsparán
windowfuinneog
telephoneguthán

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


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