Feminine

Marathi Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Marathi 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 Marathi 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, Marathi, 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 Marathi

Feminine Marathi
Boyमुलगा
Mulagā
Girlमुलगी
mulagī
Manपुरुष
puruṣa
Womanस्त्री
strī
Fatherवडील
vaḍīla
Motherआई
ā'ī
Brotherभाऊ
bhā'ū
Sisterबहीण
bahīṇa
Actorअभिनेता
abhinētā
Actressअभिनेत्री
abhinētrī
Cat (Masc.)बोका
bōkā
Cat (Fem.)मांजर
mān̄jara

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

Marathi Gender in a Sentence

English Marathi
He is tallतो उंच आहे .
tō un̄ca āhē.
She is tallती उंच आहे .
Tī un̄ca āhē.
He is a short manतो गिड्डा /बुटका पुरुष आहे .
Tō giḍḍā/buṭakā puruṣa āhē.
She is a short womanती गिड्डी /बुटकी स्त्री/बाई आहे .
Tī giḍḍī/buṭakī strī/bā'ī āhē.
He is Germanतो जर्मन आहे .
Tō jarmana āhē.
She is Germanती जर्मन आहे .
Tī jarmana āhē.
Japanese men are friendlyजपानी पुरुषांमधे मैत्रभावना असते .
Japānī puruṣāmmadhē maitrabhāvanā asatē.
Japanese women are friendlyजपानी स्त्रियांमधे मैत्रभावना असते .
Japānī striyāmmadhē maitrabhāvanā asatē.

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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 Marathi

Clothes Marathi
Beltपट्टा
Paṭṭā
Clothesकपडे
kapaḍē
Coatकोट
kōṭa
Dressपोषाख
pōṣākha
Glassesचष्मा
caṣmā
Glovesहातमोजे
hātamōjē
Hatहॅट
hĕṭa
Jacketजाकीट
jākīṭa
Pants (Trousers)पॅन्ट / पाटलोण / विजार
pĕnṭa/ pāṭalōṇa/ vijāra
Ringअंगठी
aṅgaṭhī
Shirtसदरा / शर्ट
sadarā/ śarṭa
Shoesबूट
būṭa
Socksपायमोजे
pāyamōjē
Suitसूट
sūṭa
Sweaterस्वेटर
svēṭara
Tieटाय
ṭāya
Umbrellaछत्री
chatrī
Underwearअंतर्वस्त्र/ अंडरवेअर
antarvastra/ aṇḍaravē'ara
Walletपाकीट
pākīṭa
Watchघडयाळ
ghaḍayāḷa

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Daily Conversation in Marathi

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 Marathi Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Marathi

Do you like my dress?तुला / तुम्हाला माझा ड्रेस आवडला का ?
tulā/ tumhālā mājhā ḍrēsa āvaḍalā kā?
I lost my socksमाझे पायमोजे हरवले आहेत .
Mājhē pāyamōjē haravalē āhēta.
It looks good on youतुला (ड्रेस) चांगला दिसतो आहे.
Tulā (ḍrēsa) cāṅgalā disatō āhē.
She has a beautiful ringतिच्याकडे सुंदर अंगठी आहे.
Ticyākaḍē sundara aṅgaṭhī āhē.
These pants (trousers) are longया पॅंट लांब आहेत .
Yā pĕṇṭa lāmba āhēta.
These shoes are smallहे बुट छोटे /लहान आहेत .
Hē buṭa chōṭē/lahāna āhēta.
Where are you from?तु कुठली आहेस ? /तु कुठला आहेस ? तुम्ही कुठले आहात (आदरार्थी) ?
Tu kuṭhalī āhēsa? /Tu kuṭhalā āhēsa? Tumhī kuṭhalē āhāta (ādarārthī)?
I'm from the U.Sमी युनायटेड स्टेट्समधुन आले/आलो आहे .
Mī yunāyaṭēḍa sṭēṭsamadhuna ālē/ālō āhē.
I'm Americanमी अमेरिकन आहे .
Mī amērikana āhē.
Where do you live?तु कुठे रहातेस ?/ तु कुठे रहातोस ?/ तुम्ही कुठे रहाता ?
Tu kuṭhē rahātēsa?/ Tu kuṭhē rahātōsa?/ Tumhī kuṭhē rahātā?
I live in the U.Sमी यु.एस.मधे रहाते/रहातो .
Mī yu.Ēsa.Madhē rahātē/rahātō.
Do you like it here?तुला येथे आवडते का ?
Tulā yēthē āvaḍatē kā?

Fun Facts

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

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