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Spanish nouns ending in z have a few special things about them:
When do Spanish nouns end in Z?
1. When representing a feminine noun: In some cases, when a noun can be either masculine or feminine, you will find a z at the end only in the feminine version. For example:
El actor –> La actriz
El emperador –> La emperatriz
2. Specific nouns that can’t change genders, but end in z. For example:
El pez El lápiz El juez
La nariz La avestruz La cruz
What’s so special about nouns ending in z?
The main thing is that Spanish nouns that end in z in the singular, change the z to c +es in the plural. A common mistake for students is to simply add an ‘es’ to the singular form of the noun.
La actriz –> Las actrices
La emperatriz –> Las emperatrices
La nariz –> Las narices
La avestruz –> Las avestruces
La cruz –> Las cruces
El pez –> Los peces
El lápiz –> Los lápices
El juez –> Los jueces
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