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We have a newspaper called La Voz. I looked up Voz and it means voice, and my question is this; The publisher is a man and La is feminine, so why is the feminine being used?
Thanks

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updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Shubi-Broom2

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Thanks Eddy.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Shubi-Broom2
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Thanks for the added insight.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Shubi-Broom2
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The general rule is if a noun ends in an "o" it is masculine (el). If a noun ends in an "a" it is feminine (la). There are exceptions, la mano, el clima, but these are few compared with the general rule.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Eddy
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like vernic said these words that carry a gender classification follow a somewhat consistant rule, however there are irregular words like la voz, which I learned in school were irregular because it is easier to pronounce the other genders (la), or (el) in their situations. The fact that your editor is male or female has nothing to do with it. The word is feminin, not the actual voice, his voice would be masculin

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Shaw
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Sarah,
I'm not remotely close to an expert, but, sure I'll be your study partner.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Shubi-Broom2
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updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by sarah21
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Gracias Vernic. I'm learning.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Shubi-Broom2
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In the spanish gammar all things (sustantives) are classified in a gender. So you will find la voz, la casa, la cama, la silla, el sofa, el carro, el arbol, el oido, la nina, el nino ( i can't do enye), the words are as they are, I don't know a rule.

updated ABR 19, 2008
posted by Vernic
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