Welsh Feminine

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


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Welsh Feminine

Learning the Welsh Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Welsh 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 Welsh, you simply add (-es) or (-wraig). If the masculine word ends in ‘-wr’ you simply use ‘-wraig’ instead of ‘-wr’. For example ‘dawnsiwr’ (dancer) becomes ‘dawnswraig’. In most other cases you add ‘-es’ to the masculine version.For example ‘ysgrifennydd’ (secretary) becomes ‘ysgrifenyddes’. Other masculine words have completely different feminine forms. For example ‘mab’ (son) becomes ‘merch’ (daughter).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineWelsh Feminine
FeminineBenywaidd
he is happyei fod yn hapus
she is happyei bod yn fodlon
he is Americanei fod yn America
she is Americanhi yn America
mandyn
womanfenyw
fathertad
mothermam
brotherbrawd
sisterchwaer
uncleewythr
auntmodryb
bulltarw
cowbuwch
boybachgen
girlmerch

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Welsh.

List of Feminine in Welsh

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

English VocabularyWelsh Vocabulary
objectsgwrthrychau
bathroomystafell ymolchi
bedgwely
bedroomystafell wely
ceilingnenfwd
chaircadeirydd
clothesdillad
coatcot
cupcup
deskdesg
dressffrog
floorllawr
forkfforc
furnituredodrefn
glassgwydr
hathet
housety
inkinc
jacketsiaced
kitchencegin
knifecyllell
lamplamp
letterllythyr
mapmap
newspaperpapur newydd
notebooknotebook
pantspants
paperpapur
penpen
pencilpensil
pharmacyfferyllfa
picturellun
platePlât
refrigeratoroergell
restaurantbwyty
roofto
roomystafell
rugmat
scissorssiswrn
shampoosiampŵ
shirtCrys
shoesesgidiau
soapsebon
socksSanau
spoonlwy
tabletabl
toilettoiled
toothbrushbrws dannedd
toothpastepast dannedd
towelliain
umbrellaymbarél
underwearisaf
wallwal
walletwaled
windowwindow
telephonedros y ffôn

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