Estonian Gender

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

Boy: poiss
Girl: tüdruk
Man: mees
Woman: naine
Father: isa
Mother: ema
Brother: vend
Sister: õde
Actor: näitleja
Actress: näitleja / näitlejanna
Cat (m): kass / kõuts
Cat (f): kass

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

He is tall: ta on pikk
She is tall: ta on pikk
He is a short man: ta on lühike mees
She is a short woman: Ta on lühike naine
He is German: Ta(meessoost) on sakslane
She is German: Ta(naissoost) on sakslane
Japanese men are friendly: Jaapani mehed on sõbralikud
Japanese women are friendly: Jaapani naised on sõbralikud

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