Spanish Common & Proper Nouns  

Grammar Spanish Nouns Common & Proper Nouns

Whatever exists can be named, and that name is a noun. A noun is used to name people, animals, things, places, ideas or feelings. Because of their significance, nouns are divided into common nouns and proper nouns.

Examples of common nouns:
la mesa - table
alegría - happiness
oro - gold
el parque - park

Examples of proper nouns (capitalized):
José - José
España - Spain
Rosario - Rosario

In Spanish, nouns have gender: masculine and feminine. Generally, if a noun ends in:

-o it is masculine
-a it is feminine

el niño - the boy
la niña - the girl
el baño - the bathroom
la ventana - the window

Spanish nouns can also be singular and plural. Generally, you add "s" at the end of the word.

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