Turkish Feminine

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


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Turkish Gender

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

Grammar Tips:

Turkish doesn’t have gender but there are some exceptions especially the words which are taken from other languages. In these words, to form a feminine word from the masculine, you simply add (-e) to the end of the word.

      Examples:

      Müdür (Headmaster-masculin)  Müdüre ( Headmaster-feminine)

      Katip  (Clerk-masculin)              Katibe   (Clerk- feminine)


Here are some examples:

English GenderTurkish Gender
FeminineDişil
he is happy(O) mutlu
she is happy(O) mutlu
he is American(O) Amerikalı
she is American(O) Amerikalı
manadam
womankadın
fatherbaba
motheranne
brotherkardeş
sisterkardeş
uncleamca
auntteyze, hala, yenge
bullboğa
cowinek
boyoğlan
girlkız

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

Gender in Turkish

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

English VocabularyTurkish Vocabulary
objectsnesneler
bathroombanyo
bedyatak
bedroomyatak odası
ceilingtavan
chairsandalye
clotheselbise
coatpalto
cupfincan
deskbüro
dresselbise
floorzemin
forkçatal
furnituremobilya
glassbardak
hatşapka
houseev
inkmürekkep
jacketceket
kitchenmutfak
knifebıçak
lamplamba
lettermektup
mapharita
newspapergazete
notebookdefter
pantspantolon
paperkâğıt
penkalem
pencilkurşun kalem
pharmacyeczane
pictureresim
plateplaka
refrigeratorbuzdolabı
restaurantrestoran
roofçatı
roomoda
rughalı, kilim
scissorsmakas
shampooşampuan
shirtgömlek
shoesayakkabı
soapsabun
socksçorap
spoonkaşık
tablemasa
toilettuvalet
toothbrushdiş fırçası
toothpastediş macunu
towelhavlu
umbrellaşemsiye
underweariç çamaşırı
wallduvar
walletcüzdan
windowpencere
telephonetelefon

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


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