Somali Gender

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

Boy: Wiil
Girl: Gabar
Man: Nin
Woman: Naag
Father: Aabe
Mother: Hooyo
Brother: Walaal
Sister: Walaal (Walaashaa)
Actor: Fanaan (Jilaa)
Actress: Fanaanad (Jilaa)
Cat (m): Curi
Cat (f): Bisad

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

He is tall: Waa nin dheer
She is tall: Waa naag dheer
He is a short man: Waa nin gaaban
She is a short woman: Waa naag gaaban
He is German: Waa nin Jarmal ah
She is German: Waa naag Jarmal ah
Japanese men are friendly: Nimanka Jabaaniiskaa waa niman saaxiibtinimada ku tusinaya
Japanese women are friendly: Naagaha Jabaaniiska waa naago saaxiibtinimada ku tusinaya

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