Your browser does not support javascript, some features of this page may not be available.
you need to have javascript enabled to play.
Go to the homepage of El Abuelo Educa
Go to the homepage of El Abuelo Educa
learn and practice with funny games
Home
Learn Gentilic Noun

The gentilic noun are adjectives that determine the place of origin of people or things. As adjectives have gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural).


In general, the gentilic derived from the name of the place, but in some cases using the old name. There are some cities and nations that have more than one gentilic. In games, we used the most commonly in masculine singular.

The formation of the gentilic from the name of the place (toponym) presents many cases, both regular and irregular.

In Spanish, the most common regular cases are formed by adding to the name of the place the suffixes -ano, -és, -ense, -eño, -ino.

Regular Spanish Examples
Castilla = castellano; Soria = soriano; Sevilla = sevillano.
Álava = alavés; Gijón = gijonés; Barcelona = barcelonés; León = leonés.
Castellón = castellonense; Melilla = melillense; Almería = almeriense.
Extremadura = extremeño; Madrid = madrileño; Albacete = albaceteño.
Alicante = alicantino; Bilbao = bilbaíno; Salamanca = salmantino.

IRREGULAR SPANISH EXAMPLES
Ávila = abulense; Badajoz = pacense; Huelva = onubense.
Huesca = oscense; Fuerteventura = majorero; Elche = ilicitano.
Betanzos = brigantino; Cabra = egabrense; Calahorra = calagurritano.
Calatayud = bilbilitano; Martos = tuccitano; Orihuela = orcelitano.


Interrogacion

The games in the menu will help you to learn Gentilic noun.

Spanish Language