I started making a list of Filipino nouns with the common gender and I ended up making a long list of occupations and common roles and responsibilities. The Filipino nouns in this list have the common gender. They may be used to refer to either a male/man or female/woman.
Below is the link to a six-page PDF file entitled “Mga Propesyon at Tungkulin.” It has a list of professions categorized according to following fields:
- Community helpers (Examples: basurero, dentista, guwardiya, karpintero)
- Common roles and responsibilities (Examples: bisita, kaibigan, kamag-aral, pasahero)
- Family and relatives (Examples: anak, asawa, kapatid, manugang)
- Business (Examples: akawntant, bangkero, ingat-yaman, negosyante)
- Politics and law (Examples: abogado, alkalde, kongresista, senador)
- Military and security (Examples: heneral, hepe, koronel, sarhento)
- Education (Examples: dekano, guro, prinsipal, propesor, tutor)
- Health care (Examples: beterinaryo, manggagamot, maninistis, obstetra)
- Science (Examples: antropologo, heograpo, kimiko, pisiko)
- Journalism and publishing (Examples: kolumnista, makata, mananaliksik, patnugot)
- Religion (Examples: arsobispo, ministro, pastor, seminarista)
- Entertainment (Examples: akrobat. artista, direktor, prodyuser)
- Sports (Examples: atleta, himnasta, manlalaro, reperi)
- Music and arts (Examples: biyolinista, bokalista, manlililok, pintor)
- Other professions (Examples: alahero, manikurista, minero, sorbetero)
- Other roles (Examples: eksplorador, mangamgaso, testigo, turista)
- Other nouns with common gender (Examples: balikbayan, bilanggo, kriminal, rebelde)
The English translation for each profession or role is included in the list. Click on the link below to open the file in another tab. If you find an error in the PDF file, please leave a comment below.
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