Let’s explore objects some more. We saw that there is an association between the sound o with masculine objects and the sound a with feminine objects. There are however some words which rebel from this pattern and are a bit naughty.
There are feminine objects which end in o and masculine objects which end in a. These words are impostors.
For example, the word for “hand” is mano but it is feminine. To say “the hand” you say la mano.
Another impostor is sistema which means “system”. Though it ends in a, it is masculine. To say “the system” you say el sistema
Another impostor is problema meaning “problem”, it is masculine.
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