"This university is my favorite."
Translation:Esta universidad es mi favorita.
Someone please help us all who are trying to learn Spanish especially those of us who want to speak it and understand as a second language, from English. How is a "University" a feminine word. Any websites you can recommend or just break it down very nicely. Please I'm having trouble with this.
For all those confused, its a apparently a rule that all words ending in dad are feminine. So universidad also becomes la universidad See link below to clear this. There are more exceptions: https://www.e-spanyol.com/spanish-grammar/noun-gender.php
Use 'este' for masculine words.
este libro = this book
Use 'esta' for feminine words.
esta mesa = this table.
Please note that 'ese' and 'esa' (meaning that) work the same way.
Also note that the plurals work the same except that the masculine forms replace the 'e' with an 'o'.
estos libros = these books