83 - that ends in –a is feminine. There are a few...

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The first question you probably have is, “When is it possible to know the gender of a  noun by looking at the word?” In some cases, you will be able to tell the gender of a  word based on the ending of the word itself. The two most basic rules about gender are  based on the last letter of the noun: A word that ends in  –o  is masculine, and a word 
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Unformatted text preview: that ends in –a is feminine. There are a few exceptions to this rule (for example, la mano and el mapa ). Check out the following examples: Masculine Feminine el abuelo the grandfather la abuela the grandmother el hermano the brother la hermana the sister el museo the museum la montaña the mountain el pueblo the town la playa the beach el libro the book la escuela the school...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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