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 for the added insight.
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.
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
I'm not remotely close to an expert, but, sure I'll be your study partner.
Gracias Vernic. I'm learning.
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.