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BY NATE NICHOLS Nouns and Articles. Los sustantivos y los artículos A noun is a person, place or thing. Also, a noun is anything we can put a name on.

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1 BY NATE NICHOLS Nouns and Articles

2 Los sustantivos y los artículos A noun is a person, place or thing. Also, a noun is anything we can put a name on. Therefore, even words that refer to abstract concepts such as love, life, anger, and so on, are nouns. In Spanish, one of the words for noun is nombre, which simply means name.

3 Masculine Nouns To identify Masculine nouns you look for nouns ending in o, í, ú or a consonant. Of course, there are exceptions. One is una mano Examples: Un libro Un reloj un rubí un menú

4 Feminine nouns Normally, nouns ending in a, ad, ción, or sión are feminine. One exceptions is un mapa. Examples: Una mesa Una na ción Una cuidad

5 Feminine nouns Also, nouns that can describe female persons generally are feminine or have a feminine form that is similar to the masculine form. Examples: Una mujer Una muchacha Una profesora Una doctora

6 Exceptions Masculine el cometa el cura el día el dilema el diploma Feminine La foto La moto La modelo La mano Nouns ending in “e” Nouns ending in “e” can either be masculine or feminine such as un coche and una noche

7 Indefinite articles Plural indefinite articles(unos, unas) can be translated to “some” or “few””. “Hay unos libros en la sala de clase.”- There are a few books in the classroom. The indefinite article(un, una) refers to a non-specific item. “Es un libro”- It’s a book.

8 Definite articles The definite article(el, la) refers to a specific item. “Es el libro que usamos en la clase de español.”- It’s the book we use in the Spanish class. Plural definite articles(los, las), same as the singular effect, refer to specific things. “Son los libros para la clase de español.”- They’re the books for the Spanish class.

9 Pluralization If a noun ends in a, á, e, é, o, ó, i or u, we simply add s. Profesora  Profesoras Casa  Casas Muchacha  Muchachas Mesa  Mesas Libro  Libros Café  Cafés Cursi  Cursis Tribu  Tribus

10 Pluralization The rare word that ends in í or ú can be pluralized by adding either s or es. rubí  rubís/rubíes menú  menús/menúes colibrí  colibrís/colibríes Esquí  esquís/esquíes Iglú  iglús/iglúes

11 Pluralization If a noun ends in a consonant, we add es. Borrador  borradores Reloj  relojes Papel  papeles Pared  paredes

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