In our last blogpost, we chatted a bit about the masculine and feminine gender of nouns. Now, we continue to explore the concept in an effort to aumentar tu vocabulario (increase your vocabulary).
El Suelo y La Suela
El suelo is the “ground” or “soil”. When we make the Spanish word feminine, it takes on an entirely different meaning. See if you can guess…what part of a shoe is called la suela?
El Río y La Ría
El río is the Spanish word for “river”. Pictured above, is the beautiful River Taff in the city of Cardiff, USA. Look at the photo to see the part of the river known as la ría. Can you guess which part is called la ría?
La Pesa y El Peso
Pesar is “to weigh” and “weights” are pesas.
When we make the word masculine, the English meaning is completely different. El peso is the name of the currency of many Spanish speaking countries. The reason its called el peso is actually related to the meaning of la pesa.
Can you guess why the currency is called el peso?
El Frente y…
El frente refers to the front part of something. Take a wild guess, what is the word for “forehead” in Spanish?
Have you written your answers? Are you ready to see if they’re correct? Drumroll please…