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    el güisqui - whisky/whiskey

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    cerveza

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Alyson
    Quote Originally Posted by mariac
    hambre siempre
    Actually "hambre" is a funny one. You would think it would be masculine as in "el hambre" but it must be feminine which creates a glotal stop - la hambre because it's not "Tengo mucho hambre" it's "Tengo muchas hambre".
    It is tengo mucha hambre.

    Yes hambre is feminine but it is el hambre because you use the masculine "el" before a stressed initial vowel.

    (As the "h" is silent the "a" is treated as the initial vowel)

    http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/serv...=1598&comentar
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    Thanks so much for that Steve and I'm very pleased that someone else has joined this thread! Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathM
    cerveza
    Welcome, Cath. This is great - four of us on the thread now!
    Of course, it should have been LA cerveza!

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    What about something to eat with all this alcohol?
    Una tortilla Franchesca con queso?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariac
    el vino................
    I need one
    la ginebra fem.but el whisky mas.
    ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¡¡ Porque???????????
    Even more Porques but there's no answer - you just have to learn them. That's why it's very important to say the article with the word!
    Why is the sea feminine in French - la mer - and masculine in Spanish - el mar - when they're both Gallic languages?

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    for those of us learning Spanish....
    I post one word (palabra) you post next.............................................. ......

    Una tortilla Franchesca con queso?

    Huevo

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    Yep You sure can't make a tortilla without breaking LOS huevos!

    Las uvas.
    I take it, although it's feminine, it will be el uva? Reason I thought of it is I always used to mix up my huevos and uvas!

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    Default and another one

    y los patatas bravos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyson
    Quote Originally Posted by mariac
    el vino................
    I need one
    la ginebra fem.but el whisky mas.
    ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¡¡ Porque???????????
    Even more Porques but there's no answer - you just have to learn them. That's why it's very important to say the article with the word!
    Why is the sea feminine in French - la mer - and masculine in Spanish - el mar - when they're both Gallic languages?
    Actually. It's correct grammar to use both la mar and El mar.
    Don't ask me why. I'm fluent in Spanish but I'm crap in grammar.. In any language I'm afraid.

    El refresco - beverage

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