Gender of Nouns in Spanish


A noun is a word that represents the name of a specific object or set of objects, such as living creatures, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.


  • Book (object)
  • Cat (animal)
  • Christopher (person)
  • Fairness (quality/idea)
  • England (place)

All Spanish nouns have gender, either masculine (male) or feminine (female).

(There is also the neutral which will be explained in another article.)

Example :

Book – Libro (m) = El libro       Window – Ventana (f)  = La ventana

In dictionaries, the gender of a noun is generally indicated as (m) for masculine and (f) for feminine.