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1 SINGULAR NOUNS AND ARTICLES.The names for objects, people, animals, and ideas are called nouns(los sustantivos). All nouns in Spanish can be masculine or feminine. *Generally, nouns ending in-oare masculine. Nouns ending in –a are feminine.masculine(masculino) feminine(femenino)librobooktacotacocasahouseenchiladaenchiladaThe indefinite article (el articulo indefenido) for masculine nouns is un(a, an). Feminine nouns use una(a, an).**masculine(masculino)feminine(femenino)un libro a bookun taco a tacouna casa a houseuna enchilada an enchiladaA.Add the appropiate indefinite articleunor una.1.Una profesora 2. Una fiesta 3. Un libro 4. Una discoteca 5. Un secretario6. Un laboratorio 7. Una oficina 8. Un amigo 9. Un rancho 10. Una enchiladaNouns ending in –cionor dadare feminine.una nación (a nation); una universidad (a college, a university)Nouns ending in –nteor –istacan refer to masculine or feminine. The indefinite article and the context identify if you are talking about a man or a woman.un estudiante ( a male student); una estudiante ( a female student)un dentista (a male dentist); una dentista ( a female dentist)*The gender of object, places, things, and ideas has no relationship with sex. It is simply a grammatical feature. It does not suggest masculine or feminine attributes in the minds of native speakers.**Un and unacan also translate as one. The context makes the distinction.Some nouns that refer to people indicate gender (el género) by adding an “a” or by changing the final vowel: señor (gentleman) señora (lady); professor (male professor

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