English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish                                         ...
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This 13 page Spanish handout and worksheet focuses on the exceptions to the rule in the formation of Spanish feminine nouns. It has many practice exercises.

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  1. 1. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 1 of 13 Spanish Nouns And Gender # 3 Feminine Nouns - Places, Things, Ideas A Review for Intermediate and Advanced StudentsAs a general rule, nouns that end in –o are masculine and nouns that end in –a are feminine. For example,el año is a masculine noun and la vida is a feminine noun. But, there are many exceptions to the rule.Some nouns that end in –o are feminine.la foto photola mano handla moto motorcycleExercise 1Fill in the blank with the correct article and noun. Quiero ver la foto de la fiesta de Navidad.Quiero ver ____________ de la fiesta de Navidad. (I want to see the photo of the Christmas party.)El padre llevó al niño de ____________ y le ayudó a cruzar la calle. (The father took the boy by the hand and helped him across the street.)Condujé ____________ en el desierto. (I rode the motorcycle in the desert.)Exercise 2This word search puzzle contains the three feminine nouns and a hidden sentence from above. Find the words. Thesentence will appear in the top three lines of the puzzle. Write the sentence below. The answers are on page 12.Q U I E R O V E R L A FO T O D E L A F I E S TA D E N A L O V I D A DS V Z Y A V T O V L M CX N U M Z B O U S D C J LA FOTOD Q A J N H M L S S X FB N T Y Q E A A I N C K LA MANOO E U E S V L F J E B Z LA MOTOP W Z R L P D O I E Q QK O S Y W G Y T T I L TM C T H K U L O C X W PS A V Z Y E A X E C P D__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ____ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  2. 2. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 2 of 13Nouns that end in –ión ,–ción, and sión are feminine.-ión -ción -siónla reunión la admiración la división(meeting) (admiration) (división)la unión la canción la procesión(union, relationship) (song) (procession) la comisión la tensión (comission) (tensión) la dirección la pasión (address) (passion) la estación la misión la reunión de egresados (season) (mission) la inyección allusión (injection) (allusion) la sensación comprensión (sensation) (comprehension) la lección extensión (lesson) (extension) la exposición visión (exposition) (vision) la nación televisión (la nación) (television) la revolución profesión (revolution) (profession)Exercise 3: Read these 3 sentences in Spanish and English. Then, answer the questions below.Example: La dirección significa el número, la calle, la ciudad, el estado, o la provincia donde vive una persona. (Address means the number, street, city, state or province where a person lives.) Which feminine noun means “el número, la calle, la ciudad, el estado, y la provincia donde vive una persona”? _la_________ _la dirección___The Sentences1. La estación significa cada uno de los cuatro periodos de tiempo en que se divide el año. (Season means each oneof the four periods of time in which the year is divided.)2. La reunión significa un conjunto de personas reunidas para hacer algo. (Reunion means a group of peoplereunited in order to do something.)3. La procesión significa un conjunto de personas que van andando por las calles llevando imágenes y estatuasreligiosas. (Procession means a group of people walking the streets carrying religious pictures and statues.)The Questions1. Which feminine noun means “cada uno de los cuatro periodos de tiempo en que se divide el año”?la ___________________2. Which feminine noun means “un conjunto de personas que van andando por las calles llevando imágenes yestatuas religiosas”?la ___________________3. Which feminine noun means “un conjunto de personas reunidas para hacer algo”?la ___________________Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  3. 3. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 3 of 13Nouns that end in –dad and –tad are feminine.Nouns that end in –dadla actividad activityla bondad goodnessla capacidad capacityla caridad charityla ciudad cityla dignidad dignityla felicidad happinessla habilidad skillla igualdad equalityla realidad realityla santidad holinessla soledad solitude la soledadla vanidad vanityla verdad truthNouns that end in –tadla amistad friendshipla dificultad difficultyla facultad facultyla mitad halfla libertad libertyla voluntad willExercise 4Write the Spanish feminine noun next to the English definition. Then, write the nouns in alphabetical order on thelines below.dignity __________ solitude __________ half __________ equality __________reality __________ friendship __________ will __________ liberty ___________1. ____________________2. ____________________3. ____________________4. ____________________5. ____________________6. ____________________7. ____________________8. ____________________ la amistadFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  4. 4. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 4 of 13Nouns that end in-ed and –ie are feminine.-ed -iela pared la especie(wall) (species)la red la planicie(net) (plain)la sed la serie(thirst) (series) la superficie (area)Exercise 5 la sedFill in the missing letters. The answers are on page 12.l __ p l __ n __ c __ __ __ a s __ __ l __ __ __ p __ r f __ c __ __ __ a r __ ____ a __ s p __ c __ __ l __ __ e __ I __ __ a __ a r __ __Nouns that end in-ez and –eza are feminine.-ez -eza la madurez la pereza(maturity) (laziness)la sencillez la riqueza(simplicity) (wealth) la tristeza (sadness) la madurezExercise 6Unscramble the words. The answers are on page 12.al zaestrit __________ al cesizelln ________ al peraze ________ al dzrueam ________ al qraiezu________Exercise 7Read these five sentences. Then fill in the missing words in the sentences below.1. Esta es una historia tan tristeza. 4. Me gusta la sencillez de su vestido. (This is such a sad story.) (I like the simplicity of her dress.)2. La causa principal de su fracaso es la pereza. 5. Mi sobrina es atractiva y madurez para su edad. (The main cause of your failure is laziness.) (My niece is attractive and mature for her age.)3. Ellos dicen que la distribución de la riqueza ha de ser equitativa. (They say that the distribution of wealth has to be equitable.)1. Esta es ______ _______________ tan _______________.2. _____ causa _______________ _____ su _______________ es ____ _______________.3. __________ dicen que _____ _______________ de _____ _______________ ha de ser ______________.4. Me _______________ la _______________ de su _______________.5. Mi _______________ es _______________ y _______________ para su _______________.Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  5. 5. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 5 of 13Nouns ending in -itis are feminine.la amigdalitis tonsillitisla dermatitis dermatitisla faringitis pharyngitisla sinusitis sinusitisExercise 8Nouns that end in –itis are hidden in the groups of letters below. See if youcan find them. Write each noun on the line provided. The answers are on La hiedra venenosa producepage 12. una dermatitis de contacto deExample: qwerlaghjksinusitiszxbn corta duración. qwerlaghjksinusitiszxbn la sinusitis__mnzxvbglafgtrsdpodermatitisertyu _______________ dspjklamnuyteramigdalitisxdrtyhjio ________________hgtylaqwtyfvdwihfsfaringitisyehgst _______________ ewqlaopnbchduiuwsinusitisqbcxopu _______________Nouns ending in –sis are feminine.la crisis crisisla dosis dosela hipótesis hypothesisla parálisis paralysisla síntesis synthesisla tesis thesis la hipótesisExercise 9Complete the crossword puzzle with the Spanish translation of the English nouns. Across Down 5. hypothesis 1. paralysis 2. synthesis 3. crisis 4. dose 5. thesisFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  6. 6. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 6 of 13Nouns that end in -ud and –tud are femininela aptitud aptitudela exactitud exactnessla juventud youthla lentitud slownessla quietud calmnessla salud healthla virtud virtueExercise 10 la saludStepping Stones. Translate each noun to Spanish. Then, write one letter of this noun in each circle. Follow thearrows to know where to place each letter.Example: exactness l i t a t u e c d x a health aptitude slowness virtue calmness youthFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  7. 7. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 7 of 13Nouns that end in –umbre are feminine.la certidumbre certaintyla costumbre habitla cumbre summitla incertidumbre uncertaintyla legumbre legumela mansedumbre meeknessla muchedumbre crowdla pesadumbre sorrowla servidumbre servitudeExercise 11Unscramble the words. Copy the letters in the numbered block to the blocks below with the same number. Asentence will appear. The answers are on page 12. la muchedumbreFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  8. 8. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 8 of 13Although nouns that describe fruit are usually masculine, the nouns that describe the fruit of the tree are feminine.la almendra almondla cereza cherryla manzana applela naranja orangela oliva olivela pera pear La fruta del almendro es la almendra.Exercise 12Fill in the blank with the fruit of the tree.Example: La fruta del peral es__la pera__.La fruta del cerezo es ____________________.La fruta del manzano es ____________________.La fruta del olivo es _______________________.La fruta del peral es _______________________.La fruta del almendro es ___________________.La fruta del naranjo es ____________________.Exercise 13Unscramble the tiles to reveal one of the sentences above. Then, write the sentence on the line below. The answeris on page 13._______________________________________________________________________________________Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  9. 9. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 9 of 13These nouns are feminine but they do not fit into any of the above categories.la carne meatla cárcel jailla clase classla cruz crossla flor flowerla fuente fountainla gente peoplela llave key la torrela luz lightla mente mindla miel honeyla piel skinla torre towerla vejez old agela vez timela voz voiceExercise 14Eight words above have been chopped into pieces and scrambled. Find the pieces that go together and write thewords on the lines below. The answers are on page 13.la ez tola la cárel lla fuefl ve menla te ntepi or lala cel lavej la rre_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ la flor___________________________________________________________________________Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  10. 10. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 10 of 13Don’t forget that some nouns have both a masculine and feminine form. The feminine form has a different meaningfrom the masculine form.Feminine Masculinela capital capital (city) el capital capital (money)la canal gutter el canal TV channella cólera anger el cólera cholerala coma comma el coma comala cometa kite el cometa cometla corte court el corte cutla cura cure el cura priestla editorial publishing house el editorial newspaper editorialla frente forehead el frente frontla guía guidebook el guía guide (person)la mañana morning el mañana tomorrowla modela fashion model el modelo model (example)la orden order (command) el orden order (arrangement)la papa potato el papa popela pez tar el pez fishla policía police department el policía police officerExercise 15Find your way through the maze. Enter the maze at la cometa and exit the maze at kite.Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  11. 11. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 11 of 13Exercise 16Find your way through the maze. Enter the maze at la editorial and exit the maze at publishing house. la editorial publishing houseExercise 17Find your way through the maze. Enter the maze at la frente and exit the maze at forehead. forehead la frenteFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  12. 12. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 12 of 13The AnswersExercise 2 Q U I E R O V E R L A F O T O D E L A F I E S T A D E N A L O V I D A D A T M O A M L N A A O L F O T OHidden Sentence: Quiero ver la foto de la fiesta de Navidad.Exercise 5la planicie la sed la superficie la red la especie la serie la paredExercise 6la tristeza la sencillez la pereza la madurez la riquezaExercise 8mnzxvbglafgtrsdpodermatitisertyu __la dermatitis__ dspjklamnuyteramigdalitisxdrtyhjio __la amigdalitis__hgtylaqwtyfvdwihfsfaringitisyehgst __la faringitis__ ewqlaopnbchduiuwsinusitisqbcxopu la sinisitusExercise 11la pesadumbrela costumbrela servidumbrela cumbrela legumbrela certidumbrela muchedumbrela incertidumbrela mansedumbreEn los conciertos siempre hay muchedumbres.Free Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888
  13. 13. English-Spanish Helpful Handouts – For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish Page 13 of 13Exercise 13LA FRU TA DEL CE REA OE SLAC ERE ZA.__La fruta del cerezo es la cereza.___Exercise 14These words can be written in any order.la torrela florla piella vejezla llavela cárcella mentela fuenteFree Handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts Photos: www.flickr.com (Creative Commons License) srs0001, Seaners4real,kunal.bhatia, marhoons, SachaW, just.Luc, disownedlight, Aniroudh Koul, katerha, doug88888

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