Yoruba Feminine

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


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Yoruba Feminine

Learning the Yoruba 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 Yoruba language. But first we need to know what the role of Feminine is in the structure of the grammar in Yoruba.

Yoruba 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 FeminineYoruba Feminine
Feminine
he is happyInu re dun
she is happyInu re dun
he is AmericanOmo ilu America ni
she is AmericanOmo ilu America ni
manOkunrin
womanObirin
fatherBaba
motherMama, iya
brotherOmo iya lokunrin
sisterOmo iya lobirin

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Yoruba.

List of Feminine in Yoruba

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

English VocabularyYoruba Vocabulary
cowmaalu
boyOdomode okunrin
girlOdomode obirin
objects
bathroomBaluwe
bedbeedi
bedroomYara Ibusun
ceilingOrile
chairAga
clothesAso
coatEwu
deskTabili
dressAso
floorIle
furnitureAga ijoko
glassDigi
hatFila
houseIle
inkOmi ikowe
jacketAso
kitchenYara Isenje
knifeObe
lampAtupa
letterleta
newspaperIwe Iroyin
notebookIkowe
pantsSokoto
paperIkowe
pengege
pencilpenculu
pictureAworan
plateAbo
restaurantIle ita onje
roofOrile
roomIyara
rugItele
shirtaso
shoesbata
soapOse
socksIbose
spoonSibi
tableTabili
toiletIle-Igbe or Ile Iyagbe
toothbrushIgi ifoyin
toothpasteOse Ifoyin
towelTaweli
underwearAwotele
wallOgiri
walletApo Ifowopamo
telephoneEro Ibanisoro

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


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