- la acné — acne.
- el anatema — anathema.
- el arte — art — The masculine is used when arte is singular, but the feminine is often used in the plural, as in artes bellas (fine arts).
- el autoclave — sterilizer.
Masculine nouns are used with articles like el or un and have adjectives that end in -o, while female nouns use the articles la or una and have adjectives that end in -a. To know if a noun is masculine or feminine, you should look to see what letter(s) the word ends with.... view details ›
Spanish is a Romance language derived from Latin (through Vulgar Latin) which had the gender distinction for all nouns. And thus the gender distinction rule persists in Spanish. I believe it helps in rearranging the order of sentences and constructing complex sentences without confusion.... continue reading ›
Key Takeaways: Spanish Noun Gender
The most well-known rule or guideline is that nouns ending in -o are masculine and those ending in -a are feminine, but there are numerous exceptions to this gender rule, especially for those ending in -a. Some of the exceptions are listed below.... read more ›
Languages affect brand perception and the English and Spanish gender system presents specific problems, such as whether a car is masculine or feminine. In Spanish, car is "el automobile," making it masculine; in English, a car is a car -- what's more important is its make.... see more ›
- If a noun refers to a male person it will be masculine, if it refers to a female person it will be feminine.
- Nouns with these endings will (generally) be masculine: -age. -ment. -il, -ail, -eil, -ueil. ...
- Nouns with these endings will (generally) be feminine:
In dictionaries, regular Spanish adjectives are generally shown in the masculine singular form. This means that you need to know how to change the form of an adjective to make it agree with the person or thing it is describing. Spanish adjectives ending in -o in the masculine change to -a for the feminine.... read more ›
So, you need to know that leche, red, serpiente, or razón are feminine, and that problema, atlas, tema, or postre are masculine. Therefore, you can say: la leche, aquella red, una serpiente, mucha razón…... view details ›
Gender of the days of the week in Spanish. Days of the week in Spanish are always masculine. Read and listen to these examples: El lunes estudio matemáticas.... view details ›
Like most nouns, the names for nearly all animals are either masculine or feminine. For example, the word for giraffe, jirafa is feminine, and it can be used when referring to any giraffe, whether male or female. Similarly, rinoceronte is masculine, and it can be used to refer to rhinoceroses of either sex.... see more ›
The Passport: El pasaporte (singular) – Los pasaportes (plural)... read more ›
This difference is a result of gender, the idea of words being masculine or feminine: Tardes (afternoons) and Noches (nights) are feminine words while Días (days) is a masculine word.... see more ›
Ama is an Akan feminine given name originating from the Akan people following their day naming system, meaning "born on Saturday".... view details ›
"Masculine ending" refers to a line ending in a stressed syllable. "Feminine ending" is its opposite, describing a line ending in a stressless syllable. This definition is applicable in most cases; see below, however, for a more refined characterization.... view details ›
The noun profesor is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender.... see details ›
Most words that end in -ma like clima, problema, idioma, sistema, drama, etc. are masculine.... read more ›
We use the article El for a masculine noun, and La for a feminine noun. (this is why, when you learn a new noun, you should always write the article next to it - e.g. write 'la casa' not just 'casa'.)... continue reading ›
It's masculine. 'Agua' is stressed on the first 'a', which is why the two 'a' sounds in 'la' and 'agua' don't go well together. The 'a' in 'avion' is not stressed. That would be 'airplane'.... see more ›
“Un chat” (a cat) and “le chat” (the cat) are masculine, “une chatte” (a cat) and “la chatte” (the cat) are feminine.... see more ›
“Television” can be represented by a feminine word, la televisión, or by a masculine word, el televisor.... view details ›
Interestingly, in Modern English, there are some word groups which are considered 'feminine', at least in a poetic or quaint sense. These include ships, countries and churches, for example. Therefore, in English, ships are sometimes referred to as “she”.... see details ›
bajo (masculine singular) baja (femenine singular) bajos (masculine plural) bajas (femenine plural)... see details ›
- el aroma: aroma.
- el Canadá: Canada.
- el clima: climate.
- el cólera: cholera (but la cólera, anger)
- el cometa: comet (but la cometa, kite)
- el cura: male priest (but la cura, cure or female priest)
- el día: day.
- el diagrama: diagram.
Answer and Explanation: The word café is a masculine noun. Be sure to use masculine articles and adjectives with it.... see more ›
So, is huevos masculine or feminine? The answer is that it can be either masculine or feminine, depending on how it is used. If you are referring to a plate of eggs, then it would be masculine. If you are referring to a chicken's eggs, then it would be feminine.... continue reading ›
The Definite Articles:
Both “el amigo” and “la amiga” refer to 1 thing. “El amigo” is 1 masculine friend. “La amiga” is 1 feminine friend.... see more ›
We know, for example, that in Spanish the moon is feminine and the sun is masculine (La luna and el sol).... continue reading ›
maratón. This word may be treated as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing.... see more ›
The general rule is that if a noun ends with an -a, it's feminine. For example, la manzana, meaning "the apple," la ventana, "the window," and la casa, "the house." Nouns that end with an -o are generally masculine, like el horno, "the oven," el perro, "the dog," and el libro, "the book."... view details ›
The word “cow” refers to the feminine gender, while “bull” refers to the masculine gender.... continue reading ›
Answer and Explanation: Class in Spanish is la clase, so it's gendered feminine.... see more ›
Mexico scores 69 on this dimension and is thus a Masculine society. In Masculine countries people “live in order to work”, managers are expected to be decisive and assertive, the emphasis is on equity, competition and performance and conflicts are resolved by fighting them out.... see more ›
Your second hypothesis is the right one : the correct adjective is always feminine, because "nationalité" is feminine.... see details ›
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo). Ya no hay buses esta noche. Tendremos que volver en taxi.... see details ›
The noun la nada means “nothingness”; normally nada is just a word on its own that's exempt from gender, but as a normal noun its gender is feminine.... read more ›
Internet is a feminine noun HOWEVER it normally appears without the article LA. Also the first letter of the word is a capital letter. Uso Internet para estudiar otros idiomas.... see details ›
Participle. inflection of altus: nominative/vocative feminine singular.... see more ›
When it comes before a noun, más can function as a masculine or feminine adjective and also be translated as "more." Its use as an adjective to mean "most" is possible but uncommon.... see details ›
The 7 different genders include agender, cisgender, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, gender nonconforming, and transgender. Many people refuse to be classified as male or female, either because they do not identify themselves as male or female or because they are transitioning to the opposite gender.... continue reading ›
It's even funnier to remember this rule since a word that ends in – dad is usually feminine.... read more ›
If you are referring to one pizza the proper terminology is "la pizza" and if you are referring to multiple pies you say "las pizzas." And if you're looking for your closest pizza place, you can ask for the nearest "pizzería."... view details ›
We should not follow the bus theory: we ourselves are sitting in the bus and the bus is full.... view details ›
It's a masculine word (“un“/“el” pupitre, “unos”/”los pupitres”).... see more ›
Like other groups, plural nouns inherit their gender, from their singular form (which acts as a member of a group). So, hombres is masculine because hombre is masculine, and mujeres is feminine because mujer is feminine.... continue reading ›
Answer and Explanation: Animal, in Spanish, is gendered masculine. So, you go to the zoo to see los animales.... continue reading ›
Instead, it's a strictly grammatical category, often related to the ending of a noun. The ending –o is usually masculine (el plato), and the ending –a is usually feminine (la mesa). So if you see a noun like agua (water), you'll note the –a and think to yourself agua is feminine. And you'd be right.... see more ›
The word 'chocolate' is masculine in Spanish. Therefore, it is 'el chocolate' in singular and 'los chocolates' in plural.... read more ›
We know, for example, that in Spanish the moon is feminine and the sun is masculine (La luna and el sol).... view details ›
While cacao is commonly considered a feminine plant spirit, it certainly teaches us invaluable lessons about expressing both feminine and masculine energy.... view details ›
|Feminine Nouns||English Translation|
|el arca||the ark|
|el hampa||the underworld|
|el arpa||the harp|
Padre is always masculine and can never be use as feminine, nor in singular nor in plural. But padres can be used for referring the mother and the father, and of course for referring to two or more masculine parents, but never for referring several feminine parents, in that case you say las madres .... see details ›
Answer and Explanation: The Spanish noun café (pronounced: kah-FEH), which means 'coffee,' is masculine, so it must be used with the masculine articles el ('the') or un ('a').... continue reading ›
Some nouns do not follow these rules. You should always learn nouns in Spanish with the definite article. This will prove to be an easier way to remember if they are feminine or masculine. Examples of some nouns that do not follow these rules: la mano (feminine), el mapa (masculine), el día (masculine).... see more ›