Some nouns ending in -o which are a shortened form in Spanish are feminine. This usually happens because the long word it derives from is feminine.
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Remember that these shortened nouns derive from longer feminine nouns, as mentioned before, and typically feminine nouns end in -a, -dad, -tad,-sis, -tis, and -umbre.
- Gender of Spanish nouns ending in -umbre, -ión, -dad, -tad, -itis and -sis and their plural
- Género femenino
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Mis amigos van a ir a una disco famosa. (Disco = discoteca)My friends are going to go to a famous disco.