Nouns

Feminine gender Nouns

Feminine gender Nouns (Seq # 8)

Arabic is very gender specific language. Noun for feminine gender ends with ة. This ة is called as “round ta” (“ta marbootah”). As an example, the noun for the masculine (male) doctor is طَبِيْبٌ. To make it for the feminine (female) doctor, ة should be added at the end. So the noun will be طَــبِــيْــبَــةٌ. So most of the nouns having thisة will be feminine nouns. Below are the few more examples.

Meaning Noun
The ship السَّفِيْنَةُ
The rock الصَّخْرَةُ
Paradise جَنّةٌ

Exercises

  • State TRUE or FALSE: Read the verse Quran (15:18:5). The feminine gender noun كَــلِــمَــةً (a word) is present in this verse.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: Read the verse Quran (15:18:7). The feminine gender noun زِيْــنَــةً (decoration) is present in this verse.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: Read the verse Quran (15:18:10). The feminine gender noun اَلْــفِــتْــيَــةُ (Young men) is present in this verse.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: Read the verse Quran (15:18:17). The feminine gender noun فَجْوَةٍ (A middle area) is present in this verse.
  • State TRUE or FALSE: Read the verse Quran (15:18:19). The noun الْمَدينَةِ (The town) is feminine.

Part of the body with pairs are feminine (Seq # 9)

The parts of the body which are two in numbers (i.e. pairs) like eyes, ears, hands, legs are feminine though they don’t end with ة (the round ta).

Eye, عَيْنٌ

Ear, أُذُنٌ

Hand, يَدٌ

Leg, رِجْلٌ

The above nouns are feminine in nature.

Answers to Exercises

Feminine gender Nouns (Seq # 8) T, T, T, T, T
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