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Feminine and Masculine

Hola, friends. So I'm pretty new to Spanish and I wonder how I see the difference between feminine and masculine words in Spanish.

5 months ago

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These links have some good insights into how to guess the gender of Spanish nouns if the article (le/la) is not there:

https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/genoun1 https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/genoun2

The good news is that if you remember the genders in Spanish, you'll already know them if you decide to learn French (where it is much harder to tell...)

5 months ago

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Most words that end in "a" are feminine, while most that end in "o" are masculine. There are exceptions to this, such as "el mapa," but it is a good basic rule to follow. Words that end in "cion," like "direccion" and "educacion," are feminine. Some words don't really seem to have rhyme or reason--"la carcel" and "el hotel." The best advice I can give is to practice a lot and memorize the toughies. You'll get the hang of it eventually! :)

5 months ago

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Thanks you for the help guys :)

5 months ago

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form personal experience i would suggest not trying to learn forms for Feminine and Masculine, i did this, and OK it is helpful in the beginning, however after a while it is very unhelpful as there are so many exceptions. What I would suggest is just learning which form a word is s it comes up, although harder in the short term, it will cause less problems later on.

5 months ago