When do you use ¿Masculino o Femenino?

March 10, 2016

This is a short and pretty straightforward guide to form masculine and feminine words in Spanish

By following this rule (there are always exceptions in any language, main ones highlighted below) you'll be able to form most of the Spanish words in their right article. Once you've past the first barrier trauma of ''how easy it is in English we just type 'the' and we get away with it'', you'll find these tiny rules really handy and easy to follow!

For any extra queries, tables and extra worksheets I am just one click away :)  Chris



Masculino:

-o,-e,-l,-r, days,months,rivers,oceans,mountains

Femenino:

-a,-ión,-tad,-dad,-tud,-umbre, letters of the alphabet


Excepciones Femeninas

la carne

meat

la catedral

cathedral

la clase

class(room)

la flor

flower

la mano

hand

la miel

honey

la noche

night

la sal

salt

la tarde

afternoon


Excepciones Masculinas

el avíon

airplane

el día

day

el mapa

map


Here's a Family members worksheet attached as well to get you going!

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