Nouns and Articles.ppt - Noun Person place thing or idea En...

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Noun: Person, place, thing or ideaEn español, nouns have: gender (masculino y femenino) number (singular y plural)Nouns referring to males are usually masculine and those referring to females are usually feminineEl hombre/la mujerEl chico/la chicaEl profesor/la profesora
Usually end in “o”, “ma”, and “s”Used with the definite articles “el” and “los”, and the indefinite articles “un” and “unos”El libroEl relojNormally, nouns ending in– o, -í, - úor a consonantare masculine!Sin embargo…there are exceptions!One is unamanoUn menú
May end in “- a,” “- ción,” “- sión,” “- dad”Used with the definite articles “la” and “las” and the indefinite articles “una” and “unas”La mesaUna ciudadTwo exceptions are:un mapaand eldía.La silla
Some nouns referring to people have identical forms. The gender is determined by the article used.

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