Masculine and feminines?
As a learner of Spanish, have you ever had problems with your masculine and your feminines in Spanish?
For English speakers the concept of concrete nouns or abstract nouns being either masculine or feminine is quite bizarre.
I know this to be a fact – as a seasoned (!) teacher of Spanish to English speakers.
You Tube Video on Tricky nouns in Spanish.
Click on the link below and some of the “irregular” nouns are included in the You Tube video.
Here they are in all of their irregular glory :
El programa – programme
El crucigrama – crossword
El poema – poem
El clima – climate
El mediodía – midday
La moto – motorbike
El sistema – system
La radio – radio
La disco – discotheque
El planeta – planet
El tranvía – tram
El pijama – pyjamas
El problema – problem
El mapa – map
El día – day
El guardarropa – wardrobe
El vodka – vodka
Help is at hand
If you think you might need a bit of a refresher on all of this, this Pinterest board will help:
Also, if you want to delve deeper, click on this link:
An interesting and varied list, I am sure you will agree.
Make sure you have a look at the You Tube video and the Pinterest link. As we linguists say – “it’s all grist to the Spanish language learning mill.”
Do you know any more of these tricky nouns in Spanish? If you do, please add them in the comments.