2Nouns – Sustantivos Points to remember All nouns in Spanish are masculine or feminine. No exceptions.For people and animals there is often a feminine form of the masculine word.The gender of objects in Spanish is determined by the ending of the word.Articles and adjectives must have the same gender as the nouns they modify.
3All nouns in Spanish are masculine or feminine. No exceptions All nouns in Spanish are masculine or feminine. No exceptions. Some CAN be both when referring to people.MasculinoFemeninoMaestroMaestralibroplumaCarroSillaPupitrepared
4For people and animals there is often (but not always) a feminine form of the masculine word MasculinoFemeninoMaestroMaestragatogatadoctordoctoraEstudianteestudiante
5The gender of objects in Spanish is determined by the ending of the word The gender of an object has nothing to do with the object itself or even who the object belongs to.Por ejemplo:el libro de Jesúsel libro de MaríaThe libro (book) is masculine. The word LIBRA in Spanish means “pound”
6What are the endings for masculine nouns? -o -or-al -e ***-z -ón
7What are the endings for feminine nouns? -a -dad-tad -tud--ción -siónOjo: words that end in –ista can be both masculine and feminine.Some words are exceptions to the rules like día and mano.
8Masculino o femenino?Working with a partner, draw a chart like the one to the right on one of the desks with dry erase markers only.Divide the words on the next slide into groups of masculine and feminine.Masculinofemenino