Memorizing the gender of nouns
I memorize the gender of nouns one of two ways:
1) Imagine a location that is well known to you. It could be a house, a town, etc. I use a hospital since I work there. Reserve one location for Masculine nouns, another for Feminine and one for Neuter (if needed). Build a story in each location using feminine nouns in the feminine location, male nouns in the male location etc. Later when you recall the object, you will instantly know its gender because of it's location in the story you made. Actually, as you build more and more vocabulary you may designate more than one location for each gender. The better your imagination the more your can use this idea and expand it.
2) Pick a color for masculine nouns, one for feminine and one for neuter. When you memorize the noun, memorize it in the color you chose. I find the first idea the most effective and now use it for all nouns.
Open Dec 29, 2017 - 03:22 PM
Spanish, Spanish > Grammar