A Spanish Tip from Pine Village

Trabajando Con Géneros Gramáticales
Working With Grammatical Genders
The Spanish language classifies nouns as either male or female which can be tricky especially when differentiating them in writing. Here is an informal shortcut to use when differentiating between both male and female nouns when writing:

To refer to both genders, simply end the word with the “@” sign (which can represent both the “o” (masculine) and “a” (feminine). 

For example:
Instead of writing: ¿Tienes hermanos y hermanas?
You can write: ¿Tienes herman@s?
Instead of writing: ¿Tienes muchos chicos o muchas chicas en tu clase?
You can write: ¿Tienes much@s chic@s en tu clase?
Instead of writing: ¿Puede llevar a su hija o a su hijo?
You can write: ¿Puede llevar a su hij@?

We hope this shortcut helps you at some point in your Spanish writing!

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