Predictability

ZiaA2Kwiziq community member

Predictability

To me it sounds a bit contradictive in this lesson: first, you say "nouns that end in a consonant and refer to inanimate objects are generally masculine" and then you continue with "you cannot predict the gender of inanimate objects".

I have no problem with having to memorize things, but I think that first part may be confusing to some, so it might be better to just leave it out.

I'm very much enjoying the lessons in general though. ¡Gracias!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Zia,

I understand what you are saying, but with gender in Spanish, we always talk about a specific ending of a word being generally masculine or feminine, although there are exceptions in pretty much all cases. Generally speaking, there are a lot more masculine nouns that end in consonant (except for -d and -z), this is why we chose to use the word "generally", but we always mention any very commonly used noun in the lesson if that is an exception to the rule. We also try to avoid testing on exceptions unless it has specifically been mentioned in the lesson. 

We really appreciate your comments and suggestions, and we are glad to hear you are enjoying learning with Kwiziq.

Saludos

Inma

 

Predictability

To me it sounds a bit contradictive in this lesson: first, you say "nouns that end in a consonant and refer to inanimate objects are generally masculine" and then you continue with "you cannot predict the gender of inanimate objects".

I have no problem with having to memorize things, but I think that first part may be confusing to some, so it might be better to just leave it out.

I'm very much enjoying the lessons in general though. ¡Gracias!

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