Feminine

Chinese Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Chinese 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 Chinese Classes.

Feminine

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 3 columns (English, Chinese, 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 Chinese

Feminine Chinese Audio
Boy男孩
Nánhái
Girl女孩
nǚhái
Man男人
nánrén
Woman女人
nǚrén
Father父亲
fùqīn
Mother母亲
mǔqīn
Brother
xiōng
Sister
jiě
Actor演员
yǎnyuán
Actress女演员
nǚ yǎnyuán
Cat (Masc.)
māo
Cat (Fem.)
māo

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

Chinese Gender in a Sentence

English Chinese Audio
He is tall他很高
tā hěn gāo
She is tall她很高
tā hěn gāo
He is a short man他是个矮个子
tā shìgè ǎi gèzi
She is a short woman她是个矮个子
tā shìgè ǎi gèzi
He is German他是德国人
tā shì déguó rén
She is German她是德国人
tā shì déguó rén
Japanese men are friendly日本男士很友好
rìběn nánshì hěn yǒuhǎo
Japanese women are friendly日本女士很友好
rìběn nǚshì hěn yǒuhǎo

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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 Chinese

Clothes Chinese Audio
Belt腰带
yāodài
Clothes衣服
yīfú
Coat外套
wàitào
Dress服装
fúzhuāng
Glasses眼镜
yǎnjìng
Gloves手套
shǒutào
Hat帽子
màozi
Jacket夹克
jiákè
Pants (Trousers)裤子
kùzi
Ring戒指
jièzhǐ
Shirt衬衫
chènshān
Shoes
xié
Socks袜子
wàzi
Suit(一套)西装
(yī tào) xīzhuāng
Sweater毛衣
máoyī
Tie领带
lǐngdài
Umbrella雨伞
yǔsǎn
Underwear内衣
nèiyī
Wallet钱包
qiánbāo
Watch手表
shǒubiǎo

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Daily Conversation in Chinese

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 Chinese Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Chinese

Do you like my dress?你喜欢我的裙子吗?
nǐ xǐhuān wǒ de qúnzi ma?
I lost my socks我的袜子不见。
Wǒ de wàzi bùjiàn.
It looks good on you穿起来好看。
Chuān qǐlái hǎokàn.
She has a beautiful ring她有很漂亮的戒指。
Tā yǒu hěn piàoliang de jièzhǐ.
These pants (trousers) are long这条裤子太长。
Zhè tiáo kùzi tài zhǎng.
These shoes are small这双鞋子太小。
Zhè shuāng xiézi tài xiǎo.
Where are you from?你从哪儿来?
Nǐ cóng nǎ'er lái?
I'm from the U.S我从美国来。
Wǒ cóng měiguó lái.
I'm American我是美国人。
Wǒ shì měiguó rén.
Where do you live?你住哪儿?
Nǐ zhù nǎ'er?
I live in the U.S我住美国
Wǒ zhù měiguó
Do you like it here?你喜欢这里吗?
nǐ xǐhuān zhèlǐ ma?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000..

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

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