Learning the Tamazight Feminine is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Tamazight language. But first we need to know what the role of Feminine is in the structure of the grammar in Tamazight.
Tamazight 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 Feminine||Tamazight Feminine|
|he is happy||ifaaar7|
|she is happy||tfaaar7|
|he is American||iga amirikaniy|
|she is American||tga tamirikaniyt|
|uncle||daadd (father's brother) khali (mother's bro,)|
|aunt||laall (father's sis) khalti (mother's sis)|
As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Feminine in Tamazight has a logical pattern. Locate the Feminine above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Berber.
List of Feminine in Tamazight
Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Tamazight? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Tamazight vocabulary.
|English Vocabulary||Tamazight Vocabulary|
|bathroom||lbit n loudou|
|knife||lmous - ajnwiy|
|plate||afechkou - ifchkan (plr)|
|shoes||sbbat - idoukaan|
|toilet||lbit n loudou|
Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in Tamazight, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Berber Feminine, you might want to check the rest of our Tamazight lessons here: Learn Tamazight. Don't forget to bookmark this page.