Pendiente – My Spanish Word Of The Day 11/8/2016

¡Hola Amigos!

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.

Example Sentences

Todavía tenemos muchos asuntos pendientes. (We still have many issues pending.)

Todavía tenemos muchos asuntos pendientes.

Le voy a regalar a mi mamá unos pendientes hermosos. (I am going to give my mother a pair of beautiful earrings.)

Le voy a regalar a mi mamá unos pendientes hermosos.

In the feminine form, la pendiente means slope.

Example Sentence

Subimos el pendiente en bicicleta. (We cycled up the slope.)

 

 

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Subimos el pendiente en bicicleta.

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!

¡Feliz martes!

Image Credits:

Pending Issues – https://goo.gl/images/X4VVN8

Earrings – https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Shadowkite-earrings-lc.jpg

 

 

 

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