Japanese Feminine

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


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Japanese Gender

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

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


Here are some examples:

English GenderJapanese Gender
Femininejosei - 女性
he is happykare wa shiawase desu - 彼は幸せです
she is happykanojo wa shiawase desu - 彼女は幸せです
he is Americankare wa amerika jin desu - 彼はアメリカ人です
she is Americankanojo wa amerika jin desu - 彼女はアメリカ人です
manotoko -
womanonna -
fatherchichi -
motherhaha -
brotherkyoudai - 兄弟
sistershimai - 姉妹
uncleoji - 叔父
auntoba - 叔母
bullo ushi - 雄牛
cowme ushi - 雌牛
boyshounen - 少年
girlshoujo - 少女

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

Gender in Japanese

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

English VocabularyJapanese Vocabulary
objectsmono -
bathroomyokushitsu - 浴室
bedshindai - 寝台
bedroomshinshitsu - 寝室
ceilingtenjoo - 天井
chairisu - 椅子
clothesfuku -
coatkouto - コート
cupkoppu - コップ
desktsukue -
dressdoresu - ドレス
flooryuka -
forkfooku - フォーク
furniturekagu - 家具
glassgarasu - ガラス
hatboushi - 帽子
houseie -
inkinku - インク
jacketjaketto - ジャケット
kitchendaidokoro - 台所
knifenaifu - ナイフ
lampranpu - ランプ
lettertegami - 手紙
mapchizu - 地図
newspapershinbun - 新聞
notebooknouto - ノート
pantszubon - ズボン
paperkami -
penpen - ペン
pencilenpitsu - 鉛筆
pharmacyyakkyoku - 薬局
picturee -
platesara -
refrigeratorreizouko - 冷蔵庫
restaurantryouriten - 料理店
roofyane - 屋根
roomheya - 部屋
rugshikimono - 敷物
scissorshasami - はさみ
shampooshanpuu - シャンプー
shirtshatsu - シャツ
shoeskutsu -
soapsekken - 石鹸
sockskutsushita - 靴下
spoonsupuun - スプーン
tableteiburu - テーブル
toilettoire - トイレ
toothbrushhaburashi - 歯ブラシ
toothpastehamigakiko - 歯磨き粉
toweltenugui - 手ぬぐい
umbrellakasa -
underwearshitagi - 下着
wallkabe -
walletsaifu - 財布
windowmado -
telephonedenwa - 電話

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


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