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.
|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!