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Unformatted text preview: qualify for our rule which says that all nouns ending in -ción and sión are feminine. If a noun ends in -z, add -es and change the z to c. el lápiz: los lápices la voz: las voces el tapiz: los tapices la actriz: las actrices When the plural refers to two or more nouns of different genders, the masculine plural is used. 2 perros + 6 perras = 8 perros (not perr a s) 1 gato + 8 gatas = 9 gatos (not gat a s) A few nouns are "compound nouns," that is, they are formed by combining two words into one. (Example: abre + latas = abrelatas / open + cans = can opener) These compound nouns are always masculine, and the plural is formed by changing the "el" to "los." el abrelatas los abrelatas el paraguas los paraguas...
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- Fall '10
- Latin, Grammatical number, compound nouns, el chico