Tip of the Month - Words ending in -ción or -sión.
|Talking about Spanish nouns (substantives), we already have a general rule: words ending in -a are feminine. (Yes, we know there are some exceptions, like 'tema', 'emblema' or 'anagrama', which are masculine nouns).|
So, we have feminine words ending in -a, like:
But another rule on Spanish genre nouns is that all words ending in -ción or -sión, are feminine.
Easy, isn't it? Some examples:
You can find below some materials / web pages that, from my point of view, can be useful and interesting:
|Think Spanish Magazine||I write monthly articles for 'Think Spanish' ('Piensa en español') about Spain, its culture, travel issues... But this magazine also covers all Latin American countries. Articles include a glossary. You can also listen to all the articles as they also publish a monthly CD.|
|Puerta del Sol - Audio Magazine||A very interesting way of learning or reviewing not just Spanish grammar and vocabulary, but also a great way to find out about Spain and its culture.|
|Lo más TV||Such a funny, intelligent and useful way to learn and enjoy the Spanish language!! It is a web based activity and offers new videos, on a weekly basis, with Spanish / English captions, dictionary and games.|
|Visual Link Spanish™ - Just click, listen and repeat! Don't just learn Spanish; put it into practice with a unique guided, step-by-step system. I've tested it and I wish I'd had something similar when I studied English!!|
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Wikipedia.org: Genre of nouns
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