Memorize Gender in Nouns
Do I know any tricks to help you remember the gender of Spanish nouns? I actually know one. Let me tell you a story.
A man named Endel Tulving once formed two groups of students and gave each group 100 cards with words printed on them.
He asked one group to memorize the cards. The other group was asked to organize the cards into categories. The results surprised Endel! When tested, both groups remembered the vocabulary with the same precision.
My point? Well, I am convinced that organizing Spanish nouns into their categories (masculine and feminine) can help you remember their gender and the rules to identify them.
So, grab a pencil and a notebook or create a note on your phone and start categorizing every new Spanish noun you learn.
Oh! And I would strongly recommend you learn by heart the gender of the most common Spanish irregular nouns!
For a complete list of these rebel nouns, visit the post called List of Common Spanish Nouns with Irregular Gender.