Feminine

Greek Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Greek 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 Greek 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, Greek, 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 Greek

Feminine Greek Audio
Boyαγόρι
agóri
Girlκορίτσι
korítsi
Manάνθρωπος
ánthro̱pos
Womanγυναίκα
gynaíka
Fatherπατέρας
patéras
Motherμητέρα
mi̱téra
Brotherαδελφός
adelfós
Sisterαδελφή
adelfí̱
Actorο ηθοποιός
o i̱thopoiós
Actressη ηθοποιός
i̱ i̱thopoiós
Cat (Masc.)γάτος
gátos
Cat (Fem.)γάτα
gáta

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

Greek Gender in a Sentence

English Greek Audio
He is tallείναι ψηλός
eínai psi̱lós
She is tallείναι ψηλή
eínai psi̱lí̱
He is a short manείναι ένας κοντός άντρας
eínai énas kontós ántras
She is a short womanείναι μία κοντή γυναίκα
eínai mía kontí̱ gynaíka
He is Germanείναι Γερμανός
eínai Germanós
She is Germanείναι Γερμανίδα
eínai Germanída
Japanese men are friendlyοι Ιάπωνες είναι φιλικοί
oi Iápo̱nes eínai filikoí
Japanese women are friendlyοι Γιαπωνέζες είναι φιλικές
oi Giapo̱nézes eínai filikés

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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 Greek

Clothes Greek Audio
BeltΖώνη
Zó̱ni̱
ClothesΡούχα
Roúcha
CoatΠαλτό
Paltó
DressΦόρεμα
Fórema
GlassesΓυαλιά
Gyaliá
GlovesΓάντια
Gántia
HatΚαπέλο
Kapélo
JacketΣακάκι / Μπουφάν
Sakáki / Boufán
Pants (Trousers)Παντελόνι
Pantelóni
RingΔαχτυλίδι
Dachtylídi
ShirtΠουκάμισο
Poukámiso
ShoesΠαπούτσια
Papoútsia
SocksΚάλτσες
Káltses
SuitΚουστούμι
Koustoúmi
SweaterΖακέτα
Zakéta
TieΓραβάτα
Graváta
UmbrellaΟμπρέλα
Ompréla
UnderwearΕσώρουχα
Esó̱roucha
WalletΠορτοφόλι
Portofóli
WatchΡολόϊ
Rolóï

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Daily Conversation in Greek

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 Greek Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Greek

Do you like my dress?Σου αρέσει το φόρεμα μου;
Sou arései to fórema mou?
I lost my socksΈχασα τις κάλτσες μου
Échasa tis káltses mou
It looks good on youΣου πάει
Sou páei
She has a beautiful ringΑυτή έχει ένα όμορφο δακτυλίδι
Af̱tí̱ échei éna ómorfo daktylídi
These pants (trousers) are longΑυτό το παντελόνι είναι μακρύ
Af̱tó to pantelóni eínai makrý
These shoes are smallΑυτά τα παπούτσια είναι μικρά
Af̱tá ta papoútsia eínai mikrá
Where are you from?Από πού είσαι;
Apó poú eísai?
I'm from the U.SΕίμαι από τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Eímai apó tis I̱no̱ménes Politeíes
I'm AmericanΕίμαι Αμερικανός
Eímai Amerikanós
Where do you live?Πού μένεις;
Poú méneis?
I live in the U.SΜένω στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Méno̱ stis I̱no̱ménes Politeíes
Do you like it here?Σου αρέσει εδώ;
Sou arései edó̱?

Fun Facts

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

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