bajon spanish.docx - 1 SINGULAR NOUNS AND ARTICLES The names for objects people animals and ideas are called nouns(los sustantivos All nouns in Spanish

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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- o are masculine. Nouns ending in – a are feminine. m asculine ( masculino ) feminine (femenino ) libr o book tac o taco cas a house enchilad a enchilada The 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 book un taco a taco una casa a house una enchilada an enchilada A. Add the appropiate indefinite article un or una. 1 una profesora 2 una fiesta 3. Un libro 4. Una discoteca 5. Un secretario 6. un laboratorio 7. Una oficina 8. Un amigo 9. Un rancho 10. Una enchilada Nouns ending in – cion or dad are feminine. una nación ( a nation ); una universidad ( a college, a university ) Nouns ending in – nte or – ista can 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 una can 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 ) profesora ( female professor ); amigo ( male friend

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