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Lesson 5: Spanish Masculine & Feminine Words

One big change from English is that Spanish gives a gender to many words. Although neutral words also exist, most words are either masculine or feminine, especially nouns (words for things) and articles (little words that mean a, an, or the). The general rule is that words ending in A are feminine, and words ending in O are masculine.

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la persona
el carro
una persona
un carro

(lah pehr-SOH-nah)
(ehl KAH-rro)
(OO-nah pehr-SOH-nah)
(oon KAH-rro)
the person
the car
a person
a car

 

Activity: Masculine & Feminine Worksheet

Quiz: Masculine & Feminine

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