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  1. We’ve been working with verbs (action), now we will work with a few nouns. In English, words like “the,” “mi,” “a/an” are in front of nouns: the book, my book, a book. We can make them plural: the books, my books, some books. How do you pluralize in English? Diario 11/08Change from singular to plural en inglés: 6. the parenthesis  7. the phenomenon 8. the zero  9. the die  10. the person  the clock  the party  the deer  the mouse  the wolf  the parentheses the clocks the phenomena the parties the deer the zeros, the zeroes the dice the mice the persons, the people the wolves

  2. NOUNS person, place, thing, idea Many masculine nouns end in -o: río banco piano carro masculine

  3. NOUNS person, place, thing, idea Many feminine nouns end in –a: casa plaza guitarra familia masculine feminine

  4. NOUNS person, place, thing, idea For nouns that end in other letters, learn their gender: naríz(nose)  f. árbol(tree)  m. televisión(tv) f. parque(park) m. masculine feminine elmapa lamano laclase Note: These are exceptions!

  5. NOUNS person, place, thing, idea Do not think of a thing as “boy” or “girl.” The gender of a noun was determined sometime in the history of the word or from its origin (Latin, Greek, Arabic, etc.) masculine feminine elmapa lamano laclase

  6. NOUNS have gender & number. person, place, thing, idea masculine or feminine singular or plural Remember the gender is assigned to the noun! As an English speaker you are not accustomed to this detail. masculine feminine elmapa lamano laclase

  7. NOUNS have gender & number. person, place, thing, idea masculine or feminine singular or plural Now … let’s make things plural. masculine feminine elmapa lamano laclase

  8. NOUNS have gender & number. person, place, thing, idea masculine or feminine singular or plural los masculine feminine las elmapa lamano laclase

  9. Changing the noun to plural First, determine the gender of the noun (m/f), and write the definite article (el/la). Second, look at the last letter of the word and add: “-s” or “-es” el (the men) Los hombres (the man) Losmuseos el (the museums) (the museum) Las casas la (the houses) (the house) la Lasmujeres (the women) (the woman) (the hotels) Loshoteles el Los gansos (the hotel) Lasuniversidades la (the university) (the universities)

  10. Z  C spelling change el FYI: “El pez” is fish as in the living being. Fish as a food dish is “el pescado.” (Just like we say “the beef” and not “the cow” when it’s a food dish.) (the fish) Los peces (the fish) el Los lápices (the pencils) (the pencil) Las cruces (the crosses) la (the cross)

  11. Nouns are also used with these … unos mis tus unas sus