Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 6, 2012
Some endings of nouns in Spanish reflect the gender of the word. If a word ends in -ción, for instance, you can be sure it is feminine.
When nouns end in the letter -l, though, they can be masculine or feminine. So it is best to learn the gender of each one as you come across it. The word for salt, la sal, is feminine:
con muy poca sal
with very little salt
But another common word ending in -l you probably know already - el árbol, tree - is masculine.
un árbol de Navidad
a Christmas tree
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