Forming of Feminine Gender

Gender – Definition

Gender indicates the difference of sex. There are four kinds in English Grammar as compared with only two in Urdu.

Kinds:-

  1. Masculine Gender  = The Masculine gender is a noun that denotes a male. (King, boy, horse)
  2. Feminine Gender = The Feminine gender is a noun that denotes a female. (Queen, girl, mare)
  3. Common Gender = The Common gender is a noun that denotes animal of either six (Baby, friend, student)
  4. Neuter Gender   =   A noun denoting a lifeless thing is said to be in the neuter gender (Pen, Book, knife)  

 

Masculine and Feminine List of 100 Examples

In this post, I am going to give you a list of more than 100 masculine and feminine Gender with examples, pictures, and Meaning in Urdu and Hindi Languages. Learn also its YouTube video lesson below.

1- Masculine – Feminine

masculine-feminine
Masculine – Feminine

 

2- Actor – Actress

actor-actress
Actor – Actress

 

3- Bachelor – Maid

bachelor-maid
Bachelor – Maid

 

4- Lad – Lass

lad-lass
Lad – Lass

 

5- Bridegroom – Bride

bridegroom-bride
Bridegroom – Bride

 

6- Cock/Rooster – Hen

cock-rooster-hen
Cock/Rooster – Hen

 

7- Bull – Cow

bull-cow
Bull – Cow

 

8- Dog – Bitch

dog-bitch
Dog – Bitch

 

9- Donkey – Jenny

donkey-jenny
Donkey – Jenny

 

10- Drone – Bee

drone-bee
Drone – Bee

 

11- Elephant – Cow-elephant

elephant-cow-elephant
Elephant – Cow-elephant

 

12- Emperor – Empress

emperor-empress
Emperor – Empress

 

13- Fox _ vixen

fox-vixen
Fox – Vixen

 

14- Gentleman – Lady

gentleman-lady
Gentleman – Lady

 

15- He-Goat – She-Goat

hegoat-shegoat
He-Goat – She-Goat

 

16 Horse – Mare

horse-mare
Horse – Mare

 

17- King – Queen

king-queen
King – Queen

 

18- Lion – Lioness

lion-lioness
Lion – Lioness

 

19- Manservant – Maidservant

manservant-maidservant
Manservant – maidservant

 

20- Master – Mistress

master-mistress
Master – Mistress

 

21- Peacock – Peahen

peacock-peahen
Peacock – Peahen

 

22- Prince – Princess

prince-princess
Prince – Princess

 

23- Ram – Ewe

ram-ewe
Ram – Ewe

 

24- Tiger  – Tigress

tiger-tigress
Tiger – Tigress

 

25- Fiance – Fiancee

fiance-fiancee
Fiance – Fiancee

 

26- Landlord – Landlady

landlord - landlady
Landlord – Landlady

 

27- Male – Female

male-female
Male – Female

 

28- Mr, – Mrs.

mr-mrs
Mr. – Mrs.

 

29- Murderer – Murderess

murderer-murderess
Murderer – Murderess

 

30- Negro – Negress

negro-negress
Negro – Negress

 

31- Nephew – Niece

nephew-niece
Nephew – Niece

 

32- Pigeon – Hen-pigeon

pigeon-hen-pigeon
Pigeon – Hen-pigeon

 

33- Poet – Poetess

poet-poetess
Poet – Poetess

 

34- Policeman – Policewoman

policeman-policewoman
Policeman – Policewoman

 

35- Postman – Postwoman

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Postman – Postwoman

 

36- Proprietor – Proprietress

proprietor-proprietress
Proprietor – Proprietress

 

37- Shepherded – Shepherdess

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Shepherded – Shepherdess

 

38- Sparrow – Hen-sparrow

sparrow-hen-sparrow
Sparrow – Hen-sparrow

 

39- Stag – Hind

stag-hind
Stag – Hind

 

40- Bridegroom – Bride

bridegroom-bride
Bridegroom – Bride

 

41- He-bear – She-bear

hebear-shebear
He-bear – She-bear

 

42- Heir – Heiress

heir-heiress
Heir – Heiress

 

43- Hero – Heroine

hero-heroine
Hero – Heroine

 

44- Host – Hostess

host-hostess
Host – Hostess

 

45- Hunter – Huntress

hunter-huntress
Hunter – Huntress

 

46- Milkman – Milk-woman

milkman-milk-woman
Milkman – Milk-woman

 

47- Millionaire – Millionairess

millionaire-millionairess
Millionaire – Millionairess

 

48-  Monk – Nun

monk-nun
Monk – Nun

 

49- Papa – Mama

papa-mama
Papa – Mama

 

50- Tom-cat – Cat

tom-cat-cat
Tom-cat – Cat

 

Six Ways of Forming of the Feminine Gender

There are six ways of forming the Feminine Gender of Nouns.

(A) By adding “-ess”;as,

  • Author  to Authoress
  • Baron to Baroness
  • Viscount to Viscountess
  • Steward to Stewardess
  • Pries to Priestess
  • Poet to Poetess
  • Peer to Peeress
  • Patron to Patroness
  • Mayor to Mayoress
  • Manager to Manageress
  • Lion to Lioness
  • Jew to Jewess
  • Host to Hostess
  • Heir to Heiress
  • Giant to Giantess
  • Count – to Countess

 

(B) By adding “-ess” after dropping the final vowel or a vowel preceding the final consonant; as,

  • Waiter to Waitress
  • Tiger to Tigress
  • Tempter to Temptress
  • Songster to Songstress
  • Proprietor to Proprietress
  • Prince to Princess
  • Hunter to Huntress
  • Enchanter to Enchantress
  • Conductor to Conductress
  • Ambassador to Ambassadress
  • Actor to Actress

 

(C) By adding “-ess” irregularly; as,

  • Murderer to Murderess
  • Master to Mistress
  • Marquis to Marchioness
  • Governor to Governess
  • Emperor to Empress
  • Abbot to Abbess

 

(D) By other endings; as,

  • Widower to Widow
  • Testator to Testatrix
  • Sultan to Sultana
  • Signor to Signora
  • Monsieur to Madame
  • Don to Dona
  • Executor to Executrix
  • Hero to Heroine

 

(E) By a different word; as,

  • King to Queen
  • Lad to Lass
  • Lord to Lady
  • Man to Woman
  • Master (boy) to Miss
  • Monk to Nun
  • Mr. to Mrs.
  • Nephew to Niece
  • Bachelor to Maid

 

(F) By placing a word before or after; as,

  • He-bear to She-bear
  • He-goat to She-goat
  • Jack-ass to Jenny-ass
  • Landlord to Landlady
  • Man-servant to Maid-servant
  • Milkman to Milkmaid
  • Peak-cock to Pea-hen
  • Grandson to Granddaughter
  • Grandfather to Grandmother
  • Doctor to Lady-doctor

 

 

 

 

 

About Sajid Hussain

Sajid Hussain is an online English teacher. He has been teaching English through Urdu/Hindi for 5 years.