Filipino Gender

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

Boy: batang lalaki
Girl: batang babae
Man: tao
Woman: babae
Father: tatay,ama=formal
Mother: nanay, inay,ina=formal
Brother: kapatid na lalaki
Sister: kapatid na babae
Actor: aktor
Actress: aktres
Cat (m): pusang lalaki
Cat (f): pusang babae

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

He is tall: matangkad siya
She is tall: matangkad siya
He is a short man: pandak na lalaki siya
She is a short woman: pandak na babae siya
He is German: Aleman siya
She is German: Aleman siya
Japanese men are friendly: mapagkaibigan ang mga lalaking Hapon
Japanese women are friendly: mapagkaibigan ang mga Haponesa

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