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Gender in Spanish

Does Spanish language have gender?

Gender of Nouns in spanish, Spanish grammar, masculine in Spanish, feminine in Spanish, masculine and feminine in Spanish, gender in Spanish

A noun is a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea.

In Spanish, all nouns are either masculine or feminine.

What are common gender nouns in Spanish?


Masculino (Masculine) Femenino (Feminine)

el chico (the boy) la revista (the magazine)

el calor (the heat) la casa (the house)

el libro (the book) la abuela (the grandmother)

el abuelo (the grandfather) la chica (the girl)



Note: Masculine nouns that end in a consonant often have a corresponding feminine form that ends in "-a".

el profesor    la profesora  (the teacher)

el doctor      la doctora      (the doctor)

el señor       la señora       (Mr, Mrs)


Note: Some nouns that refer to people use the same form for both masculine and feminine. These nouns indicate gender by the article "el", "la".

el estudiante       la estudiante (the student)

el pianista           la pianista   (the pianist)

el artista              la artista   (the artist)

 

Note: Nouns that end in "-sión, -ción, -dad, -tad, -tud, -umbre" are feminine.

la televisión  - the television

la decisión    - the decision

la construcción - the construction

la habitación  - the room

la ciudad        - the city

la hermandad - the brotherhood

la dificultad     - the difficulty

la libertad - the  freedom

la actitud - the attitude

la magnitud - the magnitude

la certidumbre-the  certainty

la muchedumbre-the crowd

 

Note: Some nouns that end in "-a" are masculine.

el problem- the problem

el telegram- the telegram

el program- the program

el map- the map

el sistem- the system

el poem- the poem

el a - the day

el tem- the topic

el clim- the weather

el idiomthe language

el sofá - the couch

el planet- the planet


Note: Many nouns that end in "-ma" are masculine.

el telegrama - the telegram

el programa the program

el problema - the problem

el sistema - the system

el poema  - the poem

el idioma the language

el clima - the weather

el tema - the topic


Note: A few nouns that end in "-ma" are feminine

la cama  - the bed

la lima the file

la pluma  the pen

la loma - the hill


Note: A few nouns that end in "-o" are feminine.

la man- the hand

la radio     the radio

 

 Gender of Nouns | Spanish Quizlet

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