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Category:Spanish nouns with irregular gender
In Spanish, nouns ending in -a are mostly feminine and nouns ending in -o are mostly masculine. Nouns ending in -ción, -tad, -dad, -tud, and -umbre are always feminine. A few nouns have the opposite gender to what is implied by their ending, and those belong in this category.
Note 1: Feminine singular nouns which begin with a stressed a vowel sound take the masculine definite article. Since these nouns are still feminine they do not belong in this category. The most common example is agua, which in the phrase ‘the cold water’ is written ‘el agua fría’ with a masculine article but a feminine adjective afterwards.
Note 2: Quite a few nouns take neither ending but for the purposes of this category they are considered neither regular nor irregular but unpredictable.
Note 3: Some words have irregular gender only in one homonym or one sense. Some others can be either gender without changing their ending. All of these are counted as irregular.
Entries in category “Spanish nouns with irregular gender”
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