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agreement rules - Gender of nouns In Spanish, nouns are...

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Gender of nouns In Spanish, nouns are classified as masculine (used with the articles el and un ) or feminine (used with the articles la and una ). el estereotipo stereotype la imagen image un rasgo trait, feature una característica characteristic Two primary clues can help you correctly identify the gender of most Spanish nouns. 1. Meaning : biological sex = grammatical gender When a Spanish noun refers to a male being, it is masculine; when the noun refers to a female being, it is feminine. el padre father la madre mother el toro bull la vaca cow When a noun refers to a being that can be of either sex, the corresponding article indicates gender. Sometimes the word will have a different form for masculine and feminine. el artista / la artista artist el estudiante / la estudiante student el español / la español a Spaniard el profesor / la profesor a professor The following nouns are exceptions; they may refer to either men or women, but their grammatical gender is fixed. el individuo
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SPAN 1004 taught by Professor Kenton during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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