0131589318_Nouns and articles

0131589318_Nouns and articles - Nouns and Articles (Los...

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Nouns and Articles (Los sustantivos y los artículos) It is often said that a noun is a person, place or thing. That is true but, in fact, a noun is anything we can put a name on. Therefore, even words that refer to abstract concepts such as love, life, anger, and so on, are nouns. In Spanish, one of the words for noun is nombre , which simply means name.
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In Spanish, nouns are classified into two groups: masculine and feminine Masculine nouns To identify our masculine nouns, we will start with the indefinite masculine article un , which in English is a or an un libro un reloj a book a watch un menú a menu un rubí a ruby Normally, nouns ending in o , í , ú or a consonant are masculine. Of course, there are exceptions. One is una mano . Note: The fact that a noun is masculine, other than those that denote human beings, has nothing whatever to do with sexual attributes.
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Words ending in í or ú (accented) are fairly rare in Spanish and, as mentioned, are normally masculine. un iglú an igloo un colibrí a hummingbird un menú a menu un gurú a guru un esquí a ski un rubí a ruby Words ending in i or u (unaccented) are even more rare, and may be masculine or feminine. una tribu a tribe un/una cursi a pretentious person (male/female) In Spanish, nouns are classified into two groups: masculine and feminine
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To identify our masculine nouns, we will start with the indefinite masculine article un , which in English is a or an un hombre un doctor a man a doctor (m) un profesor a professor (m) un muchacho a boy In addition, nouns that denote male persons are normally masculine. In Spanish, nouns are classified into two
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SPANISH 1411 taught by Professor Euniceurbina-horning during the Spring '12 term at San Jacinto.

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