Filipino Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Filipino

Feminine Filipino
Boybatang lalaki
Girlbatang babae
Fatherama, tatay
Motherina, nanay
Brotherkapatid na lalaki
Sisterkapatid 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.

Filipino Gender in a Sentence

English Filipino
He is tallmatangkad siya
She is tallmatangkad siya
He is a short manpandak na lalaki siya
She is a short womanpandak na babae siya
He is GermanAleman siya
She is GermanAleman siya
Japanese men are friendlymapagkaibigan ang mga lalaking Hapon
Japanese women are friendlymapagkaibigan ang mga Haponesa


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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 Filipino

Clothes Filipino
Clothesmga damit
Glassessalamin sa mata
Pants (Trousers)pantalon
Shirtpantaas=literal; kamisadentro=conversational
Sweaterpanglamig=literal; switer=equivalent
Underweardamit na panloob=literal; salawal=panties; kalsunsilyo=men's underwear


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Daily Conversation in Filipino

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.

Common Expressions in Filipino

Do you like my dress?nagustuhan mo ba ang damit ko?
I lost my socksnawala ang medyas ko
It looks good on youbagay sa iyo
She has a beautiful ringmay magandang singsing siya
These pants (trousers) are longmahaba ang pantalong ito
These shoes are smallmaliit ang mga sapatos na ito
Where are you from?tagasaan ka?
I'm from the U.Staga-estados unidos/states ako
I'm AmericanAmerikano ako
Where do you live?saan ka nakatira?
I live in the U.Snakatira ako sa estados unidos
Do you like it here?nagustuhan mo ba rito?

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 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.