Learn An Easy Spanish Lesson
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to get to grips with a new language very quickly? When learning a new language there is often a key that opens the door more quickly. This article will be that key!
The biggest difference between the English and Spanish languages is that Spanish gives lots of its words a gender, what that means is that the spelling of a word will be affected by what or who that word is referring to. If that sounds a little bit odd and not an easy Spanish lesson at all, let us look at a few examples.
A Spanish word for doctor is medico, medico signifies a male doctor. If you wanted to write about a female doctor you could use the word medica.
If you are reading Spanish and come across medica, you know it is referring to a female doctor, medico a male doctor. A word will end in O if its describing a male and an A for a female, easy!
Gender affects what words are used before the object of the sentence as well, this will become clearer if we use an example. Medico, means male doctor, to say “the male doctor” we could say “el medico”, to say “the female doctor” we could say “la medica”, so “el” is used to say “the” for a male and “la” is used to say “the” for a female.