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Su vestido es rosa

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Su vestido es rosa

Rosa is the same in feminine and masculine?

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ESAndrew

Yes it's the same. Just say "Su vestido es roso", it doesn't even sound right..

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Unfortunately, "sounding right" takes a while to learn. ;)

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc
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Gracias. I assume it still has a plural form? Sus vestidos son rosas ?

I googled briefly, but was not smart enough to figure out how to see if I could find a list of irregular Spanish adjectives ending in -a or -o.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

This is a little tangential to your question because it doesn't focus on exceptions, but it's a helpful article about adjective gender: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/19

I can't find anything either! This one was as close as I've gotten. I'll keep looking.

Edit: Found something!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc
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The only ones I've seen before are Greek masculine ones in -a. Oh, plus "la foto". I do not recall any others such.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Wait, I thought you were talking about adjectives. Articles about gender exceptions with nouns are much easier to find! This one's pretty good.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc
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Yes, you are right. This one is also pretty good: http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/genderreversal.htm

But, that is all nouns.

I was curious about adjectives with such "gender-reversed" endings (which I assume would only happen with ones that do not change from masculine to feminine).

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

The forum thread limit is a pain. The last link on my above comment has an article about adjectives that don't change gender. Hopefully it's helpful: http://spanish.about.com/od/adjectives/a/invar_adjective.htm

Upshot seems to be that if the adjective is also a noun, then it doesn't change gender.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RRR-ENGLISH

Yes, it is. Although when using "rosa" as a color you usually precede it with the word "color": "Su vestido es color rosa".
There are two different words for this color which do have feminine and masculine distinctions:
Rosado = pink masculine. "El vestido es rosado".
Rosada= pink feminine: "La falda es rosada"

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Reply3 years ago

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That would make it a very strange Spanish adjective. In point of fact SpanishDict gives "roso" as a word meaning "Red, rosy" (http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/Roso).

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