Swahili Gender

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

Boy: mvulana
Girl: msichana
Man: mwanamme
Woman: mwanamke
Father: baba
Mother: mama
Brother: ndugu
Sister: dada
Actor: mwigizaji (kiume)
Actress: mwigizaji (kike)
Cat (m): paka (kiume)
Cat (f): paka (kike)

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

He is tall: yeye ni mrefu
She is tall: yeye ni mrefu
He is a short man: yeye ni mwanaume mfupi
She is a short woman: yeye ni mwanamke mfupi
He is German: yeye ni Mjeremani
She is German: yeye ni Mjeremani
Japanese men are friendly: wanawake wa Kijapani ni wakarimu
Japanese women are friendly: wamaume wa Kijapani ni wakariumu

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