Feminine gender in Nouns

When do we call people who take orders at the restaurant and serve us as waitress and not waiter?

What about Ali who got engaged to Aminah recently? Is Aminah his fiancée or his fiancé?

If Sofea is our sister’s or brother’s daughter, should we call her our nephew or niece?

A bit confusing, isn’t it? In English there are terms that we should use only for the feminine and masculine gender..

Here is a list of nouns used only for the feminine gender..

Vocabulary List – Feminine Gender – Digunakan untuk menamakan perempuan sahaja.

 

 

Bahasa Inggeris

Bahasa Melayu

1.

actress

pelakon wanita

2.

aunt / auntie

makcik / emak saudara

3.

businesswoman

ahli perniagaan wanita

4.

damsel

perempuan muda yang belum berkahwin

5.

daughter

anak perempuan

6.

dutchess

bangsawan (wanita)

7.

dressmaker

tukang jahit wanita

8.

empress

maharani /isteri maharaja

9.

fiancée

tunang wanita

10.

girl

budak perempuan

11.

girl scout

pegakap wanita

12.

girlfriend

teman wanita

13.

granddaughter

cucu perempuan

14.

grandmother

nenek

15.

great granddaughter

cicit perempuan

16.

great grandmother

moyang wanita

17.

bride

pengantin wanita

18.

headmistress

gurubesar wanita

19.

heiress

waris wanita

20.

heroine

srikandi /wirawati

21.

hostess

tuan rumah (wanita) / pengacara wanita

22.

lady

nama yang sopan untuk ‘woman’ terutamanya yang lebih tua. / gelaran ‘Lady’

23.

madam

puan

24.

manageress

pengurus perempuan

25.

mayoress

datuk bandar (wanita)

26.

mistress

tuan (wanita)

27.

mother

ibu

28.

niece

anak saudara wanita

29.

policewoman

polis wanita

30.

princess

puteri raja

31.

queen

ratu / permaisuri

32.

sister

kakak / adik perempuan

33.

stewardess

pramugari / pengelola

34.

waitress

pelayan wanita

35.

widower

balu

36.

wife

isteri

37.

woman

wanita

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