Gender Agreement in Spanish

Concordancia de género en español

Introduction Introducción
Grammatical genders are merely a system of categorizing nouns. While grammatical and biological gender often coincide, it is not always necessary that they do. For example objects that are not people or animals do not have biological gender, so it is merely the words used to describe them that have gender, not the objects themselves.

It is important to know the gender of nouns because the articles and adjectives used with them inflect based on their gender. This is called gender agreement. For example, feminine nouns require that articles used with them be in the feminine form.
Masculine
Masculino
Feminine
Femenino
Play pollo
chicken
Play lunes
monday
Play apellido
lastname
Play cumpleaños
birthday masculine singular
Play cuerpo
body
Play enero
January
Play jueves
thursday
Play miércoles
wednesday
Play abuelo
grandfather grandpa
Play año
year
Play abuela
grandma grandmother
Play mañana
morning tomorrow
Play fruta
fruit
Play tía
aunt
Play comida
meal food
Play playa
beach
Play papa
potato
Play cabeza
head
Play nalga
buttocks
Play hija
daughter
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