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how would you know to use the feminine or masculine (el or la) for foods

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El jamón. Why cant it be La jamón

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updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by shannielee

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It is masculine because it ends in on like rincon (corner)

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by bnatural3rd
What about "la canción"? As I said, there are no rules. - 00e657d4, FEB 22, 2010
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Genders in Spanish just have to be learned. There are no rules. It's "el jamón" because it's a masculine noun.

updated FEB 21, 2010
edited by 00e657d4
posted by 00e657d4
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