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gender

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒendər; ˈdʒendə(r)/

Translation of gender in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c [Linguistics/Lingüística] género (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • As is well known, nouns in German are assigned to one of three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter.
    • Modern English has also lost its system of classifying nouns into three grammatical genders, as still occurs in German.
    • This North Queensland language has four genders: masculine, feminine, edible and neuter.
    Example sentences
    • It is a rule of Italian that the definite article has to ‘agree’ with the noun in gender.
    • Nouns are marked for gender, number, and case as well as for definite and indefinite forms.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (sex) sexo (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [role/stereotype] sexual; [crisis] de identidad sexual gender gap o divide brecha (feminine) de género or entre los géneros

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