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‘Femenino’ or ‘Masculino’?

This our first post out of many to give you Spanish grammar tips, common expressions, exercises and useful links to enhance your Spanish skills.

As a Spanish teacher I always recommend students to focus their learning on Spanish grammar first.. since once you learn the grammar structure… the rest is easier!

Today I will teach Spanish Genders. In Spanish we have feminine and masculine nouns. Below there is a table with Singular and Plural Spanish nouns.

Singular Plural
Femenino La Casa, La Flor, La ciudad, La profesora Las casas, Las flores,Las ciudades, Las profesoras
Masculino El auto, El tren, El cafe, El profesor Los autos, Los trenes, Los cafes, Los profesores

There are feminine nouns ending in ‘o’ as well. E.g. La mano – the hand.

And there are masculine nouns ending in ‘a’. E.g. El mapa - The map

Also, note for nouns ending in -nte or -ista you will switch the article “el” or “la” if you want to talk about a female or male person. This nouns are commonly use for professions.

El estudiante – Male student

La estudiante – Female student

El cantante – male singer

La cantante – female singer

El pianista – the male pianist

La pianista – the female pianist

The best way to learn a noun gender in Spanish is while looking up a word in a dictionary pay attention to its gender (f./m.). Otherwise you will have to learn all Gender grammar rules!

Any questions? Please leave your comments or questions below and I’ll be happy to help!


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