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Nouns ending in -or are masculine

Most nouns that end in -or are masculine.

Have a look at the following examples:

Dicen que el amor lo puede todo.
They say that love conquers all.

El trabajador no vino a la fábrica hoy.
The worker didn't come to the factory today.

El paciente tenía mucho dolor en su espalda.
The patient had a lot of pain in his back.

To form the plural of these nouns simple add an -es:

No me gustan los colores del cuadro.
I don't like the colours in the painting.

Los diseñadores van a presentar a sus modelos.
The designers are going to introduce their models.

Flor (flower) and labor (work) are some exceptions to this rule as they are feminine!
Remember that the articles and adjectives accompanying these nouns must agree in gender and number.

Learn more about Género masculino

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Los diseñadores van a presentar a sus modelos.
The designers are going to introduce their models.


No me gustan los colores del cuadro.
I don't like the colours in the painting.


El trabajador no vino a la fábrica hoy.
The worker didn't come to the factory today.


Dicen que el amor lo puede todo.
They say that love conquers all.


El paciente tenía mucho dolor en su espalda.
The patient had a lot of pain in his back.


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