Spanish nouns that start with A

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Are you looking for a list of Spanish nouns that start with A?

Look no further!

Here is a comprehensive list of Spanish nouns that start with A.

The first list contains Spanish feminine nouns that begin with A.

The second list contains Spanish masculine nouns beginning with A.

There is also a list of feminine nouns but use the masculine indefinite article el.

I hope that you find these lists useful as they are not only of interest to English speaking learners of Spanish, but Spanish speaking learners of English.


A list of Spanish feminine nouns beginning with A with English translation

abeja
bee
abstracción
abstraction
abuela

grandmother

abundancia
abundance
acción
action
acera
sidewalk
acta

proceedings

actividad
activity
actriz
actress
actuación

performance

actualidad
present
acusación
accusation
adaptación
adaptation
adhesión
adherence
administración

administration

admiración
admiration
adolescencia

adolescence

adquisición
acquisition
afición
fondness
afueras
outskirts
agencia
agency
agitación
agitation
agonía
agony
agresión
aggression
agresividad

aggressiveness

agricultura
agriculture
agua
(el) water
aguja
needle
ala
(el) wing
alarma
alarm
aldea
small
alegría
joy
alerta
alert
alfombra
rug
alianza
alliance
alma
(el) soul
alteración
alteration
alternativa
alternative
altura
height
alusión
allusion
ambición
ambition
amenaza
threat
amiga
friend
amistad
friendship
angustia
anguish
ansia
(el) anxiety
ansiedad
anxiety
aparición

appearance

apertura
opening
apreciación

appreciation

apuesta
wager
araña
spider
área
(el) area
arena
sand
arma
(el)
armonía
harmony
arquitectura

architecture

asamblea
assembly
asociación

association

atención
attention
atmósfera

atmosphere

audacia
boldness
audiencia
audience
aula
(el) classroom
autonomía
autonomy
autopista
freeway
autoridad
authority
autorización

authorization

avenida
avenue
aventura
adventure
ayuda
help

You will note that some of the feminine nouns in the list above, have the definite article el in front of them.

Why?


"El and the indefinite article un are used immediately before singular feminine nouns beginning with stressed a- or ha-. This does not affect their gender ...."



Here is a list of Spanish feminine nouns that follow the "el" rule.

el abra - mountain pass (LatAm)
el África de hoy - Africa today
el águila - eagle
el alba - dawn
el alma (in above list) - soul
el alza - increase
el ancla - anchor
el área (in above list) - area
el arma (in above list) - weapon
el arpa - harp
el Asia de hoy - Asia today
el aula (in list above) - classroom
el asma - asthma
el haba - bean 
el habla - speech form
el hacha - axe
el hada - fairy
el hambre - hunger
el hampa - criminal underworld
el haya - beech tree

A comprehensive list of Spanish masculine nouns beginning with A with an English translation

abismo
abyss
         abrazo                      
hug
abrigo
overcoat
abril
April
absurdo
absurdity
abuelo

grandfather

aburrimiento
boredom
abuso
abuse
acceso
access
accidente
accident
aceite
oil
acento
accent
acero
steel
ácido
acid
acierto
good
acorde
agreement
acto
act
actor
actor
acuerdo

de acuerdo - in agreement

adelanto
advance
adiós
goodbye
adjetivo
adjective
admirador
admirer
adorno
decoration
adulto
adult
afán
eagerness
afecto
affection
agosto
August
ahorro
saving
aire
air
aislamiento
isolation
ajuste
adjustment
alambre
wire
alcalde
mayor
alcance
reach
alcohol
alcohol
algodón
cotton
aliado
ally
aliento
breath
alimento
food
almacén
warehouse
almuerzo
lunch
alquiler
rent
altar
altar
alumno
student
ámbito
sphere
amigo
friend
amo
master
análisis
analysis
ancho
width
ángulo
angle
anhelo
longing
anillo

(finger) ring

animal
animal
ánimo
zest
año
year
antepasado
ancestor
anuncio

advertisement

aparato
apparatus
apellido
last
apetito
appetite
aplauso
applause
aporte

contribution

apoyo
support
aprendizaje
learning
apunte
note
apuro
trouble
árbol
tree
archivo
archive
aroma
aroma
arreglo

arrangement

arroyo
brook
arroz
rice
arte
art
artefacto
artifact
artículo
article
asalto
assault
ascensor
elevator
asco
disgust
asiento
seat
asilo
asylum
aspecto
aspect
astro
star
asunto
matter
ataque
attack
atardecer
evening
atractivo
attraction
atributo
attribute
aumento
increase
auto
auto
autobús
bus
automóvil
automobile
auxilio
help
avance
advance
azar
random

Conclusion - Spanish nouns that start with A

“¡Ánimo!”

There is the list in all its glory!

In preparing this list, I saw the word

".....¡ánimo!...."

This is a word which is used by the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago when the going gets tough ... going up a hill for example.

It means "come on!" .. it is a term of encouragement.

Which leads me to say :

¡ÁNIMO!

....with this and all the other lists on this website. 

So there you have it  a perfectly formed list of 91 common Spanish masculine nouns and 67 common Spanish feminine nouns.

The real challenge is for you to get some of these nouns into your Spanish - they are a really firm building block on the language learning journey.

¡ÁNIMO!

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