A noun is a word used to identify people, animals, places, things, or ideas.
In Spanish all nouns have gender; either masculine or feminine. – All nouns have a gender, which determines the gender of any adjectives or determiners that modify it.
As in English, nouns in Spanish also have a number; singular or plural.
- Because grammatical gender is fairly arbitrary, it is essential to memorize a noun’s gender along with its spelling and pronunciation.
Nouns for living things
|El amigo- friend
|La amiga- female friend
|El profesor- professor
|La profesora- female professor
|El turista- Turist
|La turista- female turist
Nouns for non-living things
Inanimate objects such as cars are categorized as either masculine or feminine
(there is no neuter gender for Spanish nouns).
|Ending – o
|Ending – s