Afrikaans Gender

This page discusses the gender in Afrikaans. Below is a list of masculine (man) and feminine (woman) words. We picked the most popular ones.

Boy: seun
Girl: meisie
Man: man
Woman: vrou
Father: vader
Mother: moeder
Brother: broer
Sister: suster
Actor: akteur
Actress: aktrise
Cat (m): Mannetjieskat
Cat (f): Wyfiekat

These examples show a sentence with both genders (masculine or feminine). The list includes the use of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

He is tall: Hy is lank
She is tall: Sy is lank
He is a short man: Hy is ’n kort man
She is a short woman: Sy is 'n kort vrou
He is German: Hy is Duits/is ’n Duitser
She is German: Sy is Duits/is 'n Duitser
Japanese men are friendly: Japanese mans is vriendelik
Japanese women are friendly: Japanese vroue is vriendelik

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