Gender - Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct article.

  1. paseo[the walk]|Nouns that end with o are usually masculine.
  2. prima[the (female) cousin]|female person
  3. dependiente[the salesman]|male person
  4. carnaval[the carnival]|Nouns that end with l are usually masculine.
  5. televisión[the television]|Nouns that end with ión are usually feminine.
  6. paz[the peace]|Nouns that end with z are usually feminine.
  7. miércoles[the Wednesday]|All the weekdays are masculine in Spanish.
  8. nacionalidad[the nationality]|Nouns that end with d are usually feminine.
  9. sabor[the taste]|Nouns that end with r are usually masculine.
  10. oeste[the west]|All the compass directions are masculine in Spanish.

The following nouns are exceptions to the rule. Choose the correct article.

  1. mano[the hand]|Exception to the rule; therefore it’s best to learn the article with the noun
  2. lápiz[the pencil]|Exception to the rule; therefore it’s best to learn the article with the noun
  3. avión[the aeroplane]|Exception to the rule; therefore it’s best to learn the article with the noun
  4. señal[the sign/signal]|Exception to the rule; therefore it’s best to learn the article with the noun
  5. alud[the avalanche]|Exception to the rule; therefore it’s best to learn the article with the noun