14 Answered Questions for the topic género

06/26/19

Mismatching word gender in Spanish?

My native language is a genderless language, there is no masculine/feminine words, and so there is no being agreeable in grammar. This causes a lot of confusion for me as a Spanish Learner and no... more

06/21/19

Determining gender of words ending in "e"?

When learning Spanish, there are basic rules taught about word gender: words ending in *o* are usually masculine, words ending in *a* are usually feminine.What about words ending in *e*? Are there... more

06/18/19

Why are Spanish adverbs formed using the feminine?

To form adverbs in Spanish, you take your chosen adjective, e.g. **lent@** - *slow*, turn it into the feminine form, **lenta**, then add *-mente*, ***lentamente*** - *slowly*.Why do you use the... more

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... more

03/21/19

No lo es" con objeto femenino?

En una frase como la siguiente > Esta frase se parece a una frase bonita, pero no **lo** es. ;Es correcto usar "no lo es" en vez de "no la es", suponiendo que en el segundo fragmento "la"... more

03/20/19

What is the rule for cualquier, cualquiera, and cualesquiera?

I remember learning the rule for when to use **cualquier**, **cualquiera**, and **cualesquiera**, but was always confused about the exact differences. When should each be used, and what role do... more

03/19/19

Es correcto usar "@" para significar femenino/masculino?

He visto *bienvenid@s* con una *@* para significar *bienvenidos/bienvenidas*. Casi estoy seguro que he visto otras palabras tambien en cuales meten *@* para significar masculino/femenino, pero no... more

03/15/19

Mismatching word gender in Spanish?

My native language is a genderless language, there is no masculine/feminine words, and so there is no being agreeable in grammar. This causes a lot of confusion for me as a Spanish Learner and no... more

03/14/19

Gender of adjectives when no noun is defined?

I've always been taught that the gender of the adjective must agree with the noun. I was speaking to a friend about 'Orange is the New Black' (Netflix series), and couldn't decide how to... more

03/14/19

Es "la azucar" o "el azucar"?

I'm a bit confused: Is "sugar" "la azucar" or "el azucar"? If both are correct: Does it depend on the context? Are there more words where both articles can be used?

03/14/19

Cual es el diminutivo de mano, foto, moto, etc.?

Para las palabras que son femeninas pero terminan en *o*, cual es la forma diminutiva? O sea, es el diminutivo de *foto fotito* o *fotita*? Y para *mano* es *manito* o *manita*? En el caso de... more

03/14/19

Llevar + past participle: agreement with object?

**Llevar** can be used with a past participle as a phrasal verb and the construct vaguely translates into something like *to have been*: > **Lleva cerrado esa tienda desde 1990.** *That store... more

03/14/19

Determining gender of words ending in "e"?

When learning Spanish, there are basic rules taught about word gender: words ending in *o* are usually masculine, words ending in *a* are usually feminine. What about words ending in *e*? Are... more

03/13/19

Why is "agua" masculine in singular form and feminine in plural? "El agua" / "Las aguas" ¿Por qué decimos "el agua" si es una palabra femenina?

English ------- Is there any rule that says that feminine nouns that start with "A" are converted to masculine or is it just done for phonetic (ie beauty) reasons? Does this happen in all... more

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