Spanish Gender

Welcome to the fifth Spanish lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Spanish to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
hombre
woman
woman Audio
mujer
husband
husband Audio
marido
wife
wife Audio
esposa
boy
boy Audio
niño
girl
girl Audio
niña
father
father Audio
padre
mother
mother Audio
madre

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Spanish
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
mi hijo es un estudiante Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
su hija es una estudiante Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
él tiene un hermano alto Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ella tiene una hermana alta Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
sus hermanos son jóvenes Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
sus hermanas son jóvenes Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
hijo
daughter
daughter Audio
hija
brother
brother Audio
hermano
sister
sister Audio
hermana
grandfather
grandfather Audio
abuelo
grandmother
grandmother Audio
abuela
child
child Audio
niño
children
children Audio
niños

Expressions in Spanish

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Spanish, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Spanish
What do you mean?
¿qué quieres decir? Audio
I don't understand
¡no comprendo! Audio
I don't know
¡no sé! Audio
What is that called in Spanish?
¿cómo se llama eso en castellano? Audio
What is this?
¿qué es esto? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
¿qué significa esa palabra en inglés? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
perdona Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Spanish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Spanish Plural   Spanish Plural

Spanish Numbers   Spanish Numbers



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