Feminine

Hindi Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Hindi 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 Hindi 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, Hindi, 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 Hindi

Feminine Hindi
Boyलड़का [laṛakā]
Girlलड़की [laṛakī]
Manमनुष्य [manuṣya]
Womanमहिला [mahilā]
Fatherपिता [pitā]
Motherमाता [mātā]
Brotherभाई [bhāī]
Sisterबहन [bahana]
Actorअभिनेता [abhinētā]
Actressअभिनेत्री [abhinētrī]
Cat (Masc.)बिल्ला(पूरुष) [billā(pūruṣa)]
Cat (Fem.)बिल्ली (स्त्री) [billī (strī)]

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

Hindi Gender in a Sentence

English Hindi
He is tallवह लंबा है [vaha lambā hai]
She is tallवह लंबी है [vaha lambī hai]
He is a short manवह एक छोटा आदमी है [vaha ēka chōṭā ādamī hai]
She is a short womanवह एक छोटी औरत है [vaha ēka chōṭī aurata hai]
He is Germanवह जर्मन है [vaha jarmana hai]
She is Germanवह जर्मन है [vaha jarmana hai]
Japanese men are friendlyजापानी पुरुष दोस्ताना होते हैं [jāpānī puruṣō̃ anukūla haĩ]
Japanese women are friendlyजापानी महिलायें दोस्ताना होती हैं [jāpānī mahilāō̃ anukūla haĩ]

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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 Hindi

Clothes Hindi
Beltबेल्ट [bēlṭa]
Clothesकपड़े [kapaṛē]
Coatकोट [kōṭa]
Dressपोशाक [pōśāka]
Glassesकांच [kāñca]
Glovesदस्ताने [dastānē]
Hatटोपी [ṭōpī]
Jacketजैकेट [jaikēṭa]
Pants (Trousers)पैंट (पतलून) [paiṇṭa (patalūna)]
Ringअंगूठी [angūṭhī]
Shirtशर्ट या कमीज [śarṭa yā kamīja]
Shoesजूते [jūtē]
Socksमोज़े [mōzē]
Suitसूट [sūṭa]
Sweaterस्वेटर [svēṭara]
Tieटाई [ṭāī]
Umbrellaछाता [chātā]
Underwearअंडरवियर [aṇḍaraviyara]
Walletबटुआ [baṭuā]
Watchघड़ी [ghaṛī]

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Daily Conversation in Hindi

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 Hindi Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Hindi

Do you like my dress?आपको मेरी पोशाक पसंद है? [āpakō mērī pōśāka pasanda hai?]
I lost my socksमैं अपने मोजे खो दिया [maĩ apanē mōjē khō diyā]
It looks good on youयह आप पर अच्छा लग रहा है [yaha āpa para acchā laga rahā hai]
She has a beautiful ringउसके पास एक खूबसूरत / सुंदर अंगूठी है [usakē pāsa ēka khūbasūrata angūṭhī hai]
These pants (trousers) are longये पैंट (पतलून) लंबी है [ina paiṇṭa (patalūna) lambē hōtē haĩ]
These shoes are smallये जूते छोटे हैं [yē jūtē chōṭē haĩ]
Where are you from?आप कहाँ से हैं? [āpa kahā̃ sē haĩ?]
I'm from the U.Sमैं अमेरिका से हूँ [maĩ amērikā sē hū̃]
I'm Americanमैं अमेरिकी हूँ [maĩ amērikī hū̃]
Where do you live?आप कहाँ रहते हैं? [āpa kahā̃ rahatē haĩ?]
I live in the U.Sमैं अमेरिका में रहता हुँ [maĩ amērikā mē̃ rahatā hũ]
Do you like it here?क्या आप यहाँ इसे पसंद हैं? [kyā āpa yahā̃ isē pasanda haĩ?]

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

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