Cantonese Gender

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

Boy: 男仔
nán zǐ
Girl: 女仔
nǚ zǐ
Man: 男人
Woman: 女人
Father: 爸爸
Mother: 媽媽
Brother: 兄弟
Sister: 姊妹
Actor: 男演員
nán yǎnyuán
Actress: 女演員
nǚ yǎnyuán
Cat (m): 貓公
māo gōng
Cat (f): 貓乸
māo nǎ

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

He is tall: 佢好高
qú hào gāo
She is tall: 佢好高
qú hào gāo
He is a short man: 佢係一個矮男人
qú xì yīgè ǎi nánrén
She is a short woman: 佢係一個矮女人
qú xì yīgè ǎi nǚrén
He is German: 佢係德國人
qú xì déguó rén
She is German: 佢係德國人
qú xì déguó rén
Japanese men are friendly: 日本男人好友善
rìběn nánrén hǎoyǒu shàn
Japanese women are friendly: 日本女人好友善
rìběn nǚrén hǎoyǒu shàn

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