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Asked • 06/17/19

Why is "la Gestapo" feminine?

Why is the word *Gestapo* feminine? Almost all other (non-abbreviated) loanwords I can think of ending in *-o* have been absorbed as masculine. Is it because it is [associated with]( *policía*?

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Hortensia C.

Son masculinos los sustantivos que terminan con o. Ejemplos: el coro el cuerpo el novio Pero hay excepciones: la mano la foto Son femeninos los sustantivos que terminan con "a" Ejemplos: la novia la guía Excepciones: el poeta el teorema el mapa el día Son también femeninos: la edad la sed la verdad


Teresa V. answered • 06/25/19

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Spanish Teacher from South America with School License

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