Arabic Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Arabic lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Arabic Classes.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 4 columns (English, Arabic, Pronunciation and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Arabic

Feminine Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Cat (Masc.)قطqet
Cat (Fem.)قطةqetta

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Arabic sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Arabic Gender in a Sentence

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
He is tallهو طويلhuwa taweel
She is tallهي طويلةhiya taweela
He is a short manهو رجل قصيرhuwa rajul qaseer
She is a short womanهي إمرأة قصيرةhiya emra'a qaseera
He is Germanهو ألمانيhuwa almani
She is Germanهي ألمانيةhiya almania
Japanese men are friendlyالرجال اليابانيين ودّيونarrejaal alyabanyoon wedeyoon
Japanese women are friendlyالنساء اليابانيات ودّياتanesaa' alyabaneyaat wedeyat


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Arabic

Clothes Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Pants (Trousers)سروالserwaal
Tieربطة عنقrabtat 'unuk
Underwearملابس داخليةmalabess dakhelya


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Daily Conversation in Arabic

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Arabic Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Arabic

Do you like my dress?هل يعجبك لباسي؟hal yu'jebuk lebassi
I lost my socksلقد أضعت جواربيlaqad ada'tu jawarebi
It looks good on youإنها تبدو جميلة عليكennaha tabdoo jameela 'alayk
She has a beautiful ringلديها خاتم جميلladayha khatam jameel
These pants (trousers) are longهذا السروال طويلhaza asserwaal taweel
These shoes are smallهذه الأحذية صغيرةhazeh alahzya sagheera
Where are you from?من أين أنت؟men ayna ant?
I'm from the U.Sأنا من الولايات المتحدةana men alwelayat almutaheda
I'm Americanأنا أمريكيana amriki
Where do you live?أين تعيش؟anya ta'eesh?
I live in the U.Sأنا أعيش فى الولايات المتحدةana a'eesh fel welayat almutaheda alamrikia
Do you like it here?هل أنت مستمتع بوجودك هنا؟hal anta mustamte' bewujudeka huna?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Arabic about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Arabic Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Arabic homepage.

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