Feminine

Tamil Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Tamil 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 Tamil 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, Tamil, 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 Tamil

Feminine Tamil Audio
Boyசிறுவன்
siRuvan
Girlசிறுமி
siRumi
Manஆண்
AN
Womanபெண்
peN
Fatherதந்தை /அப்பா /தகப்பனார்
thandhai/ appA/ thagappanAr
Motherதாய் / அம்மா
thāi/ ammA
Brotherசகோதரன்
sagOdharan
Sisterசகோதரி
sagOdhari
Actorநடிகர்
nadigar
Actressநடிகை
nadigai
Cat (Masc.)பூனை (ஆண்பால்)
poonai (ANbhAl)
Cat (Fem.)பூனை (பெண்பால்)
poonai (peNbhAl)

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

Tamil Gender in a Sentence

English Tamil Audio
He is tallஅவன் உயரமாக இருக்கிறான்
avan uyaramAga irukkiRAn
She is tallஅவள் உயரமாக இருக்கிறாள்
avaL uyaramAga irukkiRAL
He is a short manஅவன் ஒரு குட்டையான ஆண்
avan oru kuttaiyAna AN
She is a short womanஅவள் ஒரு குட்டையான பெண்
avaL oru kuttaiyAna peN
He is Germanஅவன் ஜெர்மன்
avan jerman
She is Germanஅவள் ஜெர்மன்
aval jerman
Japanese men are friendlyஜப்பானிய ஆண்கள் நட்புணர்வு கொண்டவர்கள்
jappaaniya ANgaL natpuNarvu koNdavargaL
Japanese women are friendlyஜப்பானிய பெண்கள் நட்புணர்வு கொண்டவர்கள்
jappaaniya peNgaL natpuNarvu koNdavargaL

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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 Tamil

Clothes Tamil Audio
Beltஅரைக்கச்சை
araikkachchai
Clothesஆடைகள்
AdaigaL
Coatமேலங்கி
mElangi
Dressஆடை
Adai
Glassesகண்ணாடிகள்
kaNNAdigaL
Glovesகையுறை
kaiyuRai
Hatதொப்பி
thoppi
Jacketமேற் சட்டை
mER sattai
Pants (Trousers)கால்சட்டை
kAlsattai
Ringமோதிரம்
mOdhiram
Shirtசட்டை
sattai
Shoesகாலணி
kālaNi
Socksகாலுறை
kāluRai
Suitமேலங்கி
mElangi
Sweaterகம்பளிச் சட்டை
kambaLich chattai
Tieகழுத்துப்பட்டை
kazhuththuppattai
Umbrellaகுடை
kudai
Underwearஉள்ளாடை
uLLādai
Walletபணப்பை
paNappai
Watchகடிகாரம்
kadigaaram

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Daily Conversation in Tamil

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 Tamil Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Tamil

Do you like my dress?என்னுடைய ஆடையை நீ விரும்புகிறாயா?
ennudaiya Adaiyai nI virumbhugiRAyA?
I lost my socksஎன்னுடைய காலுறைகளை நான் தொலைத்து விட்டேன்
ennudaiya kAluRaikaLai nAn tholaiththu vittEn
It looks good on youஅது உனக்கு அழகாக உள்ளது
adhu unakku azhagAga uLLadhu
She has a beautiful ringஒரு அழகிய மோதிரம் அவளிடம் இருக்கிறது
oru azhagiya mOdhiram avaLidam irukkiRadhu
These pants (trousers) are longஇத்தகைய காற்சட்டைகள் நீளமானது
iththagaiya kARsattaigaL nILamAnadhu
These shoes are smallஇத்தகைய காலணிகள் சிறியது
iththagaiya kAlaNigaL siRiyadhu
Where are you from?நீங்கள் எங்கிருந்து வருகிறீர்கள்?
nIngal engirundhu varugiRirkaL?
I'm from the U.Sநான் யு.எஸ்.ஸிலிருந்து வருகிறேன்
nAn US-silirundhu varukiREn
I'm Americanநான் அமெரிக்கர்
nAn amerikkar
Where do you live?நீ எங்கே வசிக்கிறாய்?
nI engE vasikkiRAy?
I live in the U.Sநான் யு.எஸ்.ஸில் வசிக்கிறேன்
nAn US.sil vasikkiREn
Do you like it here?இங்கே இருப்பதற்கு உங்களுக்கு பிடிக்குமா?
ingkE iruppadharkku ungalukku pidikkumA?

Fun Facts

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

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