Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum Learn REAL Spanish now!  

Go Back   Notes from Spain and Spanish Forum > Podcast Comments > Notes in Spanish Advanced podcast comments

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd December 2008, 07:48 PM   #1
Doña
Doñab
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lenox GA
Posts: 1
Default Spanish People: Famously Tactless!

Los estudiantes quieren saber: ¿Por qué es un rata--en vez de una rata?
Doña is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2008, 08:55 PM   #2
Juanjo
Lorquista
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South of England
Posts: 1,137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doña View Post
Los estudiantes quieren saber: ¿Por qué es un rata--en vez de una rata?
"(Voz onomat., por el ruido que hace al roer o al arrastrar objetos a su agujero)." DRAE. Una rata es la hembra.
Juanjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2008, 10:17 AM   #3
Ben
Hero Forero
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,423
Default

Exactly, un rata is masculine, una rata feminine - and welcome to the forum!
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2008, 10:31 AM   #4
Pippa
GigaForero
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Lorenzo del Escorial
Posts: 1,336
Default

Rata as the animal is always feminine, either una rata macho o una rata hembra
If you are referring to rata as miser or sneak thief can be either masculin or femenine, un rata or una rata.
Pippa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Learn REAL Spanish now!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.