Unlike English, (where it is very rare), most Spanish nouns referred to people and animals have two genders: masculine and feminine. For example, we have different words for a male child (‘niño’) and a female child (‘niña’). Same thing happens with the Spanish word for ‘lion’: león (male lion)// leona (female lion).
In this chart you can find the general rule for gender formation of Spanish nouns, specifically for people and animals’ nouns. This is the most basic rule. There are more complex examples and exceptions that we will explain in upcoming posts. But for now this should be enough! 😉
Here you have two interactive exercises where you can practice what you’ve just learnt. Good luck!
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