If it ends in an A it is feminine. E.g. Mundo (world), Trabajo (job), Perro (dog) are all masculine, and Casa (house), Palabra (word), Hora (hour) are all feminine. We use the article El for a masculine noun, and La for a feminine noun.
Why is La Casa feminine?
If the accent of the noun is not on the first syllable, the definite article la is used with singular feminine nouns when they begin with a- or ha-.
Reverting Back to the Feminine Article.
|Feminine Nouns||English Translation|
|la feliz ama de casa||the happy housewife|
|la gran águila||the great eagle|
Is Spanish feminine or masculine?
Nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine. Most nouns that end in “o”, “e”, “an accented vowel” or “ma”; as well as those that end with consonants except “d”, “z” or “ión” are generally masculine nouns (Remember: “Olé man! HE is NOT a dizzy aficionado”.)
Is water masculine or feminine in Spanish?
Water is not a masculine word in Spanish, it is a feminine word, in singular and in plural, only that the word use el in singular because of its sound. There are other examples : El agua. Las aguas.
Is estudiante male or female?
Spanish Nouns That Don’t Have Separate Gender Forms
|el telefonista||la telefonista||the operator|
|el modelo||la modelo||the model|
|el joven||la joven||the youth|
|el estudiante||la estudiante||the student|
What does Las mean in Spanish slang?
Son = are las = the (in the plural form + the feminine form) Ex: las tazas = the cups la taza = the cup.
Is El agua feminine?
Agua is feminine, however, because of this pronunciation issue with the two vowels side-by-side, it’s actually ‘el agua’. Since it is truly feminine, the phrase ‘el agua pura’ is correct. Pura needs to be in the feminine form because agua is feminine, but you’ll use to masculine article el to break the double vowels.
Why is El agua and not la agua?
TL;DR: to ease the pronunciation of the tonic syllable. A lot of non-native Spanish speakers are confused by “agua” (water), a feminine word, using the defined masculine article “el”. Nouns in Spanish are separated into masculine and feminine based on the way the words end.
Is Apple feminine or masculine in Spanish?
Fruit, trees, and gender
|Feminine fruit||Masculine tree|