Gender of spanish nouns (basic)

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A beginner's guide to the gender of Spanish nouns, including an explanation of the different forms of 'the'.

I created this slideshow for a module called Designing Online Learning, which was part of my MA in Library and Information Management at MMU.

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Gender of spanish nouns (basic)

  1. 1. Gender of Spanish nouns Let’s go! ¡Vamos!
  2. 2. StartGender Use the forward and back arrows to navigate the slides.Plurals Click on a flag to move between sections. To hear how the words are The pronounced go to  
  3. 3. StartGender When you have completed the learning, you will be able to: Differentiate between masculine and feminine nounsPlurals  Convert nouns into plural  Recognise the different forms of ‘the’ in Spanish The  Assign the correct form of ‘the’ to a noun depending on whether it is masculine or feminine, singular or plural
  4. 4. StartGender All Spanish nouns have a gender Masculine nouns usually end in ‘o’Plurals Feminine nouns usually end in ‘a’ Not all nouns end in ‘o’ or ‘a’ and The we will look at some of these, and other exceptions. 
  5. 5. StartGender If you are unsure of the gender of a noun, your dictionary will tell you.Plurals m or f will appear after the Spanish noun to indicate whether a word is The masculine or feminine. 
  6. 6. StartGender El chico = the boy El bolígrafo = the penPlurals El mango = the mango El plátano = the banana El ojo = the eye The El hipopótamo = the hippopotamus El caballo = the horse 
  7. 7. StartGender La chica = the girl La mesa = the tablePlurals La lima = the lime La naranja = the orange La pierna = the leg The La llama = the llama La vaca = the cow 
  8. 8. StartGender El diploma = the diplomaPlurals El hotel = the hotel El parque = the park El champiñon = the mushroom The 
  9. 9. StartGender La mano = the handPlurals La calle = the street La ración = the portion La nariz = the nose The 
  10. 10. StartGender To show that a noun is plural (there is more than one of it)Plurals Add ‘s’ to words that end in a vowel Add ‘es’ to words that end in a The consonant 
  11. 11. StartGender Los chicos = the boys Los bolígrafos = the pensPlurals Los mangos = the mangos Los plátanos = the bananas Los ojos = the eyes The Los hipopótamos = the hippopotamuses Los caballos = the horses 
  12. 12. StartGender Las chicas = the girls Las mesas = the tablesPlurals Las limas = the limes Las naranjas = the oranges Las piernas = the legs The Las llamas = the llamas Las vacas = the cows 
  13. 13. StartGender Los diplomas = the diplomasPlurals Los hoteles = the hotels Los parques = the parks Los champiñones = the mushrooms The 
  14. 14. StartGender Las manos = the hands Las calles = the streetsPlurals Las raciónes = the portions Las narizes = the noses The 
  15. 15. StartGender As we have looked at examples ofPlurals nouns, you may have noticed that the word for ‘the’ is not always the same in Spanish. The 
  16. 16. StartGender This is because it must agree withPlurals the noun it is used with. This depends on the gender of the noun and whether it is singular or plural. The 
  17. 17. StartGender For singular masculine nouns use el.Plurals For singular feminine nouns use la. For plural masculine nouns use los. For plural feminine nouns use las. The 
  18. 18. StartGender Let’s look again at some of the examples, paying attention to thePlurals form of “the” which is used. The 
  19. 19. StartGender El chico = the boy El bolígrafo = the penPlurals El plátano = the banana El ojo = the eye El hotel = the hotel The 
  20. 20. StartGender La chica = the girl La mesa = the tablePlurals La lima = the lime La naranja = the orange La mano = the hand The 
  21. 21. StartGender Los chicos = the boys Los bolígrafos = the pensPlurals Los plátanos = the bananas Los ojos = the eyes Los parques = the parks The 
  22. 22. StartGender Las chicas = the girls Las mesas = the tablesPlurals Las limas = the limes Las naranjas = the oranges The Las raciónes = the portions 
  23. 23. StartGender Plurals This website allows you to enter words and hear how they sound: Span¡shDict The 

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