Nouns

Spanish Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Spanish which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Spanish. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Grammar Rule

  1. Nouns ending in -o have four forms (~o, ~a, ~os, ~as). For example the noun "boy" in Spanish: chico (masculine), chica (feminine), chicos (plural masc.), chicas (plural fem.)
  2. Nouns ending in -e have two forms (~e, ~es). For example the noun "color": colore (singular), colores (plural)
  3. Most nouns ending in a consonant have two forms (~e, ~es). For example the noun "canal": canal (singular), canales (plural)
  4. Unlike English, nouns in Spanish usually come BEFORE the adjective NOT follow it. For example: ella tiene una sonrisa hermosa (she has a beautiful smile)
  5. In Spanish nouns and adjectives take usually the same form. In other words, they need to agree in gender and number. If the noun is singular feminine, then the adjective will also be singular feminine. Example: un chico alto (a tall boy), una chica alta (a tall girl), dos chicos altos (two tall boys), dos chicas altas (two tall girls).

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Spanish

Nouns Spanish Audio
Catgato
Dogperro
Womanmujer
Womenmujeres
MotherMadre
SisterHermana
Shoeszapatos
Sockscalcetines
Booklibro
Bookslibros
Starsestrellas
Sunsol

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Spanish Nouns in a Sentence

English Spanish Audio
I have a dogtengo un perro
I speak Italianyo hablo italiano
I live in Americavivo en Estados Unidos
This is my wifeella es mi esposa
This is my husbandél es mi esposo
Can you close the door?¿Puedes cerrar la puerta?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Spanish. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Spanish

Actoractor
Actressactriz
Artistartista
Businessmanhombre de negocios
Doctormédico
Engineeringeniero
Nurseenfermera
Policemanpolicía
Singercantante
Studentestudiante
Teacherprofesor
Translatortraductor

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Daily Conversation in Spanish

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Spanish

English Spanish Audio
He is a policemanél es policía
I have a long experiencetengo mucha experiencia
I'm a new employeesoy un empleado nuevo
I'm an artistsoy artista
I'm looking for a jobbusco trabajo
She is a singerella es cantante
What's that called in French?¿Cómo se dice eso en francés?
I have a reservationtengo una reservación
I have to goMe tengo que ir
Where do you live?¿Dónde vive?
Spanish is easy to learnel español es fácil de aprender

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Spanish about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.

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