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Masculine vs Feminine

Just remembered this from a Spanish class long ago, of course it isn't true 100% of the time but generally words that end with "dIONza" or d, ion, z, or a are feminine. Hope this helps and correct me if I'm wrong!

May 22, 2012



You're right Glenm10! Here are the two words that I learned to help me remember masculine/feminine words: LAWRENCE (L, O, R, E, N, S) - Masculine DAZCÍON (D, A, Z, CÍON) - Feminine

And you're right that there ARE exceptions!! Here is a list of the most common exceptions to the "masculine o, feminine a" rule: you'll have to memorize: http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/genderreversal.htm

Poco a poco, paso a paso ¿no? Cheers! <> Chévere


Personally, I invented a little rule for myself called the 'lorry' rule. if the last letter ends in one of the letters l, o, r or y, it is often masculine, otherwise it often is feminine. It's good to use when you guess. There are plenty of exceptions of course, e.g. el dia, la mano etc. and words ending in -te and -ma are often masculine

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