Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday May 4, 2011
Nearly all Spanish nouns ending in the letter ‘-a’ are feminine, for example, puerta (door) and fruta (fruit).
Unfortunately, there are exceptions! The word día is one. It looks as though it should be feminine but it’s not, so make sure you use the right masculine article, el/los or uno/unos:
todos los días
Remember too that any adjective or article describing día must be masculine:
un día feriado
a public holiday
un día de éstos
one of these days
Can you think of any other nouns like this?
Some other common ones are: el idioma - language; el problema - problem; el clima - climate; el sistema - system; and el mapa - map.
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