Why are Spanish words masculine or feminine?

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Why are Spanish words masculine or feminine?

Gender Rules in Spanish:

In Spanish, nouns are classified as either masculine or feminine. This can be a little difficult for English speakers who are learning Spanish, since the English language does not have this classification. In English, nouns are neither masculine nor feminine.

Answer and Explanation:

Spanish is a language that is derived from Latin, and is considered a Romance language. In Latin, nouns are classified as masculine, feminine, or...

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