3. Gender of nouns II

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Now more or less we know about the different gender possibilities that exist in Spanish, now we are going to see more rules to know if a word is masculine or feminine. Remember that all these rules are not fixed, there are exceptions, but 90% of the words follow thw rule.

Usually are masculine...

Termination
 
Ejemplo
Example
-o
el trabajo
the job
-e
el coche
the car
-n
el cinturón
the belt
-l
el fútbol
football
-r
el tenedor
the fork
-s
el virus
the virus
stressed vowel
el sofá
the sofa

Also are masculine names of rivers, mountains, musical notes, days of the week and hurricanes.

Usually are feminin...

Termination
 
Ejemplo
Example
-a
la puerta
the door
-ad
la libertad
the liberty
-ez
la honradez
the honesty
-is
la tesis
the thesis
-ión
la nación
the nation
-ud
la salud
health
-umbre
la legumbre
the legume

Also are feminin the names of the letters form the alphabet.

26 = veintiséis

carrot = zanahoria