My Spanish word of the day is pendiente, which is a noun that has both masculine and feminine forms. The meaning of this word changes according to the gender. In the masculine form, el pendiente means 2 different things – pending and earring.
Todavía tenemos muchos asuntos pendientes. (We still have many issues pending.)
Le voy a regalar a mi mamá unos pendientes hermosos. (I am going to give my mother a pair of beautiful earrings.)
In the feminine form, la pendiente means slope.
Subimos el pendiente en bicicleta. (We cycled up the slope.)
Pendiente is just one of many Spanish nouns that have 2 genders and different definitions. Here are a few others:
el cólera (cholera) la cólera (rage)
el editorial (editorial) la editorial (publisher)
el manzano (apple tree) la manzana (apple)
el frente (front) la frente (forehead)
el orden (order) la orden (request)
el cometa (comet) la cometa (kite)
el cura (priest) la cura (cure)
That’s all for today!
Pending Issues – https://goo.gl/images/X4VVN8
Earrings – https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Shadowkite-earrings-lc.jpg