Image: List of Occupations – “Lista de ocupaciones”

Here is a list of different occupations in Spanish. Many of the words in Spanish have a gender (either feminine or masculine), but here are some tips about occupations to remember:

  • Masculine nouns that end in a consonant (not a, e, i, o, u) usually have a matching feminine form that ends in -a. For example: el profesor (masculine), la profesora (feminine). Many of the words involving professions usually have a masculine and feminine counterpart.
  • There are exceptions though. Some nouns that refer to professions use the same form for both masculine and feminine. These nouns indicate gender by the article (el or la). For example: el dentista (masculine) or la dentista (feminine). The form <<dentista>> still remains the same.
  • Some nouns that end in -a are masculine. For example <<el policía>> which means either policeman or police force.

Credit for occupation photos comes from “Yo-Yee Flashcard.”



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