I was just reading over the questions, and wondered about this one:
"with some adjectives like mucho/mucha, hambre would take the feminine form (mucha hambre). It works the same way as the word "agua": (el agua caliente, but mucha agua caliente)"
Is there a rule and lesson that covers this? It certainly is a curious phenomena.
Actually agua and hambre are feminine, but they often take masculine articles for pronunciation reasons, as explained in this lesson:
Feminine nouns starting with a stressed "a" sometimes use masculine articles and quantifiers
Thank you so much. I'm impressed with the rapidity of your reply.
I studied the lesson you referred me to. It is quite interesting how there is still the "double a" in "mucha hambre" which is being avoided in: "el hambre- un hambre". Is there some rule here that I am missing? Or does it have to do with the length of the term used i.e.: "mucha", which would not detract from stressing the "a" in "hambre". Hope this makes sense. Thanks again.
It's only a problem when both "a" sounds are stressed. In mucha the stress is on the first syllable.
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