Lesson 3: Feminine and Masculine Nouns

Posted: July 30, 2010 in Spanish Lesson
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Nouns ending in a/d/ion/z are feminine

Nouns ending in o/or/al/ador are masculine

El muchacho The boy
El amigo The friend
El libro The book

El soldado

The soldier

El palacio

the soldier

El rey

The king

La muchacha

The girl

la amiga

The girl-friend

La mesa

The table

Una mazana

An apple

La casa

The house

La puerta

The door

La ciudad

The city

Plural of Nouns
1. Nouns ending in vowels are formed plural by adding ‘s’
El palacio: los palacios

2. Nouns ending in consonants and ‘y’ are formed by adding ‘es’
La ciudad: las ciudades

3. Nouns ending in ‘z’ are formed plural by changing ‘z’ to ‘ces’
El lapis: los lapices (the pencils)
La voz: laz voces (the voices)

Strong and Weak Vowels
a/o/e are strong vowels
i/u are weak vowels

Accented words
Lápiz: acute accent: laapiz (pencil)
Mañana: tilde accent: manyana (tomorrow)
El Niño (the child)

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