Gender & plural forms

Gender & plural forms

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn how to identify the gender of nouns.
  • Convert singular nouns to plurals.
  • Use definite and indefinite articles to describe nouns.
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Key Words & Phrases

  • El perro
  • Un chico 
  • Los peces 
  • Unos problemas
  • La casa 
  • Una mujer 
  • Las ciudades
  • Unas canciones
  • Las chicas 
  • La mano
  • El / la estudiante

Learn

Gender of Nouns in Spanish: Rules and Examples

Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish

3 Ways of Making Plurals in Spanish

Fluent U (gender): 8 Simple Rules for Mastering Spanish Gender

My Daily Spanish (articles & plurals): Spanish Nouns: How to turn Singular Spanish Nouns to Plural?

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Hola Spanish (gender) 

Learn Spanish World (gender & articles) 

Spanish Learning Lab (articles) 

Speak Spanish with Paula (articles)

The Spanish Tutor (articles) 

Spanish Learning Lab (plurals)

The Spanish Dude (plurals)

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Rocket Languages (gender) 

SpanishDict (gender)

Study Spanish (plurals) 

Lingolia (plurals) 

Realfastspanish (articles) 

Spanish.YouDictionary (articles)

Practice

SpanishDict (gender of nouns) 

Lingolia (plurals) 

StudySpanish (definite/indefinite articles)

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below.

  • Translate the following nouns and their articles: 
    • The dogs → 
    • Some problems → 
    • The girls → 
    • Some fish → 
    • The women → 
    • A guy → 
    • The song →  
    • Some cities → 
    • The houses →
    • Some hands →

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below.

Partner Speaking Exercise:

  • With another Spanish speaker, pick 10 objects around the house, and learn their names and gender in Spanish. Then ask ¿Cómo se dice? to learn what each object is called in Spanish. Practice using the four different articles to describe the object.  

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Look around the house and learn new objects by looking them up in an online dictionary.  Speaking aloud, say each object and its definite and indefinite article in both singular and plural forms. For example, chair = la silla, las sillas, una silla, unas sillas.  

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module.

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