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Gender and possessive adjectives for professions

Lukas V.A1Kwiziq community member

Gender and possessive adjectives for professions

I have a question about constructions like this: "Omar y Cristina son nuestros panaderos," e.g. "Omar and Cristina are our bakers." I understand it is "nuestros" because it is the nosotros form of the possessive adjective. However, I'm confused about the gender. Why is it masculine here?

Asked 2 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lukas

The possessive adjectives agree with the noun they are accompanying: nuestros panaderos 

If your doubt lies on why is it masculine if they are a man (Omar) and a woman (Cristina), then the answer is: we use the masculine plural as a default gender in this case, therefore "nuestros". 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos cordiales

Inma

Gender and possessive adjectives for professions

I have a question about constructions like this: "Omar y Cristina son nuestros panaderos," e.g. "Omar and Cristina are our bakers." I understand it is "nuestros" because it is the nosotros form of the possessive adjective. However, I'm confused about the gender. Why is it masculine here?

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