STUDY GUIDE: Chapter 2

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Spanish
Course
SPA100Y1
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Essential Textbook Summary
Semester
Winter

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SPANISH SPA100Y1 NOTES CHAPTER 2 (2.1) GENDER RULES In Spanish, there are masculine and feminine words. These are called genders of the noun. (A) MASCULINE Generally, words ending in { -o, -ma, -al, -or, -ente, -ante, -el } are commonly masculine. EXAMPLES COMMON EXCEPTIONS el pelo (hair) la mano (hand) el animal (animal) la labor (labour) el color (colour) la gente (people) el accidente (accident) el problema (problem) el papel (paper) Also, if a word does not fit any of the rules above, yet ends with o + consonant, they are masculine. (B) FEMININE Generally, words ending in { -a, -in, -umbre, -e, -d, -z } are commonly feminine. EXAMPLES COMMON EXCEPTIONS la fecha (date for calendar) el da (day) la cancin (song) el mapa (map) la televisin (television) el avin (airplane) la muchedumbre (crowd) el lapz (pencil) la serie (series) la universidad (university) la luz (light) Also, if a word does not fit any of the rules above, yet ends with a + consonant, they are feminine. www.notesolution.com
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