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Or, The Gender of Things, People, Animals, Places and Ideas in Spanish – Part 1 

Buenos días - saludos

Vertigo makes me dizzy – a student said.
Of course it does, that’s what it means – another replied.
No, I mean my head spins … why are « los días » (« the days”) in Spanish, masculine? But come « las tardes y las noches” (“the afternoons and the evenings”), they are feminine? Similarly … « vertigo » … the word « el vertigo”, is masculine in Spanish. Why does the word “vértigo” need a gender?

For those who are used to speaking in neutral terms it will be a “strange novelty” that things, people, animals and ideas in Spanish are gender specific.

The gender of nouns in Spanish

Spanish nouns, that is these words we use, for example, to name things, people, animals, places or ideas have gender, such as the words “dia”, “noche” and “vertigo”

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