Nouns (gender)

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Nouns (gender)

  1. 1. Gender of nouns<br />Nouns (Los sustantivos)<br />
  2. 2. Nouns (Los sustantivos)<br />People, places, things<br />Nouns in Spanish have a gender. They are either masculine or feminine, and you will need to know the gender of a word so that you can use the correct article and adjective with it. Gender is arbitrary, but there are some ways to help you remember.<br />
  3. 3. These words are feminine. What do you notice about their endings?<br />la pluma<br />la silla<br />unatelevisión<br />unaconversación<br />la universidad<br />la libertad<br />
  4. 4. These words are feminine. What do you notice about their endings?<br />la pluma<br />la silla<br />unatelevisión<br />unaconversación<br />la universidad<br />la libertad<br />Most words that have these endings are feminine.<br /><ul><li>-a
  5. 5. -ión
  6. 6. -ad</li></ul>Use la (the) and una (a, one) with feminine words.<br />
  7. 7. These words are masculine. What do you notice about their endings?<br />un libro<br />el estadio<br />el baño<br />un pupitre<br />el coche<br />el pizarrón<br />el inglés<br />un profesor<br />el papel<br />
  8. 8. These words are masculine. What do you notice about their endings?<br />un libro<br />el estadio<br />el baño<br />un pupitre<br />el coche<br />el pizarrón<br />el inglés<br />un profesor<br />el papel<br />Most words that have these endings are masculine.<br /><ul><li>-o
  9. 9. -e
  10. 10. -consonant</li></ul>Use el (the) and un (a, one) with feminine words.<br />
  11. 11. ¡¡¡Las excepciones!!! <br />But a few words ending in –e turn out to be feminine.<br />And a few words ending in –a are actually masculine!<br />
  12. 12. Four ways to say “the” andFour ways to say “a”<br />The article you use depends on whether the word is:<br /><ul><li>masculine or feminine
  13. 13. singular or plural</li>

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