Nouns that take masculine article


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16 May 2018

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Nouns that take masculine article

Why is "la hambre" not like "la hache"?

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Feminine nouns starting with a stressed "a" take some masculine articles and quantifiers"


Kwiziq language super star

17 May 2018


Hi Allison,

We say "el hambre" not "la hambre" because in this case it follows the general rule for words starting with a "stressed a or ha", which take the article "el" and not "la".

The word "hache" should follow the same rule, but it is an exception, as stated in the lesson.

Un saludo


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