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Mini-Lessons - Gender of Nouns 1 - Next Lesson
Another way to distinguish gender is by looking at the end of the word. Words ending in -a are usually feminine. Words ending in -o are usually masculine.
Some nouns that refer to people use the same form for both masculine and feminine words. These nouns distinguish gender by the article only - el or la. See below:
la mansión (mansion)
la televisión (television)
la loción (lotion)
la erupción (eruption)
la felicidad (happiness)
la ciudad (city)
la voluntad (goodwill)
la amistad (friendship)
la gratitud (gratitude)
la virtud (virtue)
la costumbre (custom)
la incertidumbre (uncertainty)