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"Gender" is a noun which is often translated as "el género", and "sex" is a noun which is often translated as "el sexo". Learn more about the difference between "gender" and "sex" below.
gender(
jehn
-
duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el género
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Unlike in Spanish, English nouns do not have genders.A diferencia del español, los sustantivos en inglés no tienen género.
2. (sex)
a. el sexo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you like to know the gender of your child?¿Les gustaría saber el sexo de su hijo?
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sex(
sehks
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (coitus)
a. el sexo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The doctor asked the patient if he ever engaged in unprotected sex.El doctor le preguntó al paciente si había tenido alguna vez sexo sin protección.
2. (gender)
a. el sexo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bathrooms are separated by sex.Los cuartos de baño están separados por sexo.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(anatomy)
a. el sexo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It had been years since the prisoner had seen a woman's sex.Habían pasado años desde que el prisionero hubiera visto el sexo de una mujer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to determine the gender of)
a. determinar el sexo
It can be difficult to sex kittens.Puede ser difícil determinar el sexo de los gatitos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to sex)
a. sexual
My boyfriend wants us to experiment with sex toys.Mi novio quiere que probemos juguetes sexuales.
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