The 5th Filipino 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 Filipino 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 3 columns (English, Filipino, 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.
|Brother||kapatid na lalaki|
|Sister||kapatid na babae|
|Cat (Masc.)||pusang lalaki|
|Cat (Fem.)||pusang babae|
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Filipino sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||matangkad siya|
|She is tall||matangkad siya|
|He is a short man||pandak na lalaki siya|
|She is a short woman||pandak na babae siya|
|He is German||Aleman siya|
|She is German||Aleman siya|
|Japanese men are friendly||mapagkaibigan ang mga lalaking Hapon|
|Japanese women are friendly||mapagkaibigan ang mga Haponesa|
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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.
|Glasses||salamin sa mata|
|Underwear||damit na panloob=literal; salawal=panties; kalsunsilyo=men's underwear|
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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 Filipino Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||nagustuhan mo ba ang damit ko?|
|I lost my socks||nawala ang medyas ko|
|It looks good on you||bagay sa iyo|
|She has a beautiful ring||may magandang singsing siya|
|These pants (trousers) are long||mahaba ang pantalong ito|
|These shoes are small||maliit ang mga sapatos na ito|
|Where are you from?||tagasaan ka?|
|I'm from the U.S||taga-estados unidos/states ako|
|I'm American||Amerikano ako|
|Where do you live?||saan ka nakatira?|
|I live in the U.S||nakatira ako sa estados unidos|
|Do you like it here?||nagustuhan mo ba rito?|
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 Filipino about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.