Hausa Gender

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

Boy: yaro
Girl: yarinya
Man: namiji
Woman: mace
Father: mahaifi / uba
Mother: mahaifiya / uwa
Brother: ɗan uwa
Sister: 'yar uwa
Actor: ɗan wasan kwaikwayo
Actress: 'yar wasan kwaikwayo
Cat (m): muzuru
Cat (f): mage

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

He is tall: yana da tsawo
She is tall: tana da tsawo
He is a short man: shi gajeren mutum ne
She is a short woman: ita gajeriyar mace ce
He is German: shi bajamushe ne
She is German: ita bajamushiya ce
Japanese men are friendly: mazan Japan su na da haba-haba
Japanese women are friendly: matan japan su na da haba-haba

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