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Learn more from the full courseSpanish Made Simple: Advanced Spanish
Take Your Spanish To The Next Level, Perfect Spanish Grammar, and Speak Like a Native
03:07:46 of on-demand video • Updated January 2020
- Your understanding of Spanish will greatly increase. By increasing your understanding your fluency will greatly increase, as well, and the more native you'll sound when you speak.
- You'll learn the pesky Spanish subjunctive.
- You'll learn how to use the command form of verbs.
- You'll learn the details and nuances with regard to all the parts of speech that will catapult you from the level you are to an advanced level.
- By the end of the course, given the knowledge you already have and what you'll learn in this course, you'll never need another Spanish course.
English [Auto] So generally nouns ending in O are masculine and nouns and even are feminine. But what about the other words that ended different letters of the masculine or feminine. And so that's what we're going to cover in this lesson. And so these are rules of thumb for the feminine and I say rules of thumb because like most rules in Spanish there are exceptions. OK. So I already know that nouns ending in A for the most part are feminine but also nouns ending in the top two of whom but a yea and Yonne are also feminine. Now this is something you don't necessarily have to memorize but it will help you as you read and listen to others to know that OK hey that's why that's feminine because it ends in this case let's look at some examples and I'll just show you a few examples of these and then you can catch more in the worksheet and we'll go from there nouns ending in the LA see use of city LA goddy other charity noun's anything above La Liberto liberty LA stuff of friendship with LA. Be do with attitude. And La said to be of service to now some exceptions to the rule of the feminine ending in a so not all words ending and they are actually feminine sometimes they are masculine gay so nouns ending in MA PA and thar are sometimes masculine. Let's look at some examples. Nouns ending in MA drama drama l problema problem nouns ending in PA at a map to map nouns ending in ta l Astron now the number of throw a little bit of a curve ball. OK and this is a side note. If it's actually a female astronaut you would say la astronaut the. Now this is actually a rule and there are no exceptions to this one. So nouns ending in East are both masculine and feminine depending on the gender of what you're talking about. Let's take a look at some examples. And then Teesta or LA dentist the dentist. So if it's male is going to be l then Teesta or law for a female artista or LA Arties the same thing. If it's a male artist you'd use Al. If it's a female artist you're going to use LA. Now some rules of thumb for the masculine. And again this is something that you don't necessarily have to memorize. You can if you want. I honestly never memorize either one of those rules but as you read and listen it just starts to make sense. Ok that's why that's masculine and that's why that's feminine. But feel free if you want to memorize and go for it but nouns ending in e and accented i j L. ANNE. And that's not even we just learned that nouns ending in E.ON are actually feminine. OK so just nouns ending in by itself besides eon and then are as. And you are usually masculine. So again let's look at some examples of these We're going to look an example of every single one. You can see that on the worksheet though nouns ending in e or a l have the boss and say the oil nouns ending in an accented i l Gorley but he Humming-Bird nouns ending in the Howard J and a low watch or clock eyes. Like I said go ahead. Check out the work sheet for examples of the rest of those. And then also you'll see some examples of the exceptions to these rules of thumb on the worksheet.