Spanish: Los Objetos

Contributor: Tara Ondra. Lesson ID: 13253

Look at the objects in your study space. You've got pencils and pens, maybe a notebook, perhaps a desk or table. Let's learn how to name all those things in Spanish!


World Languages

Life Skills
learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Otter, Beaver, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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One of the best ways to learn a language is to start by naming the objects around you -- starting with your study area.

To learn the names of a few classroom objects, watch Classroom Objects Rap from Maestra Erin:

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Phew! That was a lot of words!

  • How to remember them all?

Take it slowly. You learn a new language bit by bit through practice, and that's just what we're going to do.

Let's practice objects in the Sala de clase using flashcards.

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Once you've practiced listening to each word, go through the flashcards a second time and repeat the name of each object.

  • How'd you do?

This is a lot of new vocabulary, so go through the flash cards as many times as you need to.

Understanding Nouns and Gender

  • Did you notice how each vocabulary word began with an el or la?

In English, nouns are proceeded by a definite article (the) or indefinite article (a/an). In the flashcards above, each English translation began with the.

In Spanish, however, the article takes on the gender of the noun.

  • Gender of the noun?

Yes, every noun (person, place, thing) in Spanish is either masculine or feminine. This may seem strange to a native English speaker, but the Romance languages of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese all classify nouns as masculine or feminine.

  • How do you know if the noun is masculine or feminine, and what does that mean?

It takes a lot of practice and repetition to get it right, but we have some rules to help.

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When you are ready, move on to the Got It? section to practice your new vocabulary. ¡Vamos!

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