Getting the gender of basic Spanish nouns wrong is so frustrating.
In this Spanish lesson, I’m going to give you an insight into why you often get the gender of Spanish nouns wrong. And how to stop making those basic mistakes.
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In my experience as a Spanish teacher, the reason why you find yourself hesitating between ‘el’ and ‘la’ is this:
You need to change the way you learn Spanish nouns, and the way you review them later on.
The good news is: the right way of learning Spanish nouns doesn’t take any more time. And it brings you great results.
How do you get ‘el’ & ‘la’ always right?
To master the Spanish gender like a native, here’re the two simple steps to follow:
- Always learn new Spanish nouns with their article. Never on their own. And review them with their article too.
- Always learn new Spanish nouns with audio material. The best tool are audio flashcards.
Audio flashcards is what I use to learn languages myself. And what I always recommend to my students.
It’s the fastest way of expanding your vocabulary. And the best way to avoid gender mistakes.
That’s why I’ve included plenty of vocabulary audio flashcards in my Spanish Online Course.
Make sure you always learn Spanish nouns with their article the first time you come across them. It takes the same effort as learning them on their own.
And it saves you a lot of time and frustration later on.
Let’s see an example
So, how do you master new Spanish nouns and their gender?
It’s very straightforward. Instead of learning:
‘flor’ means ‘flower’
Make sure you learn:
‘la flor’ means ‘the flower’
Learning each new Spanish noun with its article is a great time saver. You will never find yourself again wondering whether ‘flor’ comes with ‘el’ or ‘la’.
You will know it’s ‘la’. Because ‘la flor’ sounds right to you. Just like it sounds right to a native Spanish speaker.
Your brain has associated ‘flor’ to ‘la’ from the beginning.
Why are vocabulary audio flashcards such a great tool?
In all the years I’ve been learning languages, I’ve never come across a more reliable tool.
Vocabulary audio flashcards allow you to hear Spanish words said by native speakers. And you can also see or hear their English translation.
It’s the fastest way of learning new Spanish words. And the most fun.
Audio flashcards also help you develop a great Spanish accent. They do so in a natural way, one word at a time.
Plus, they make it easy to review your vocabulary. Which isn’t always the easiest thing to do when you’re learning a language.
Do you want to see how fast you can learn new Spanish words? Play the Spanish audio flashcards in my Spanish Online Course. They’re fun!