Uso del género en español

A friend sent me this email forward the other day and I thought I would share.  I have always been amazed at the way that languages shape how we understand the world.  Here are some great examples of how male and female are portrayed differently in Spanish. Enjoy!

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Zorro  =  Héroe justiciero
Zorra  =  Puta

Perro = Mejor amigo del hombre
Perra = Puta

Aventurero = Osado, valiente, arriesgado.
Aventurera = Puta

Cualquier   = Fulano, Mengano, Zutano
Cualquiera = Puta

Callejero  = De la calle, urbano.
Callejera  = Puta

Hombrezuelo = Hombrecillo, mínimo, pequeño
Mujerzuela    = Puta

Hombre público = Personaje prominente. Funcionario público.
Mujer pública    = Puta

Hombre de la vida = Hombre de gran experiencia..
Mujer de la vida    = Puta

Puto  = Homosexual
Puta  = Puta

HEROE = Ídolo.
HEROÍNA = Droga

ATREVIDO = Osado, valiente.
ATREVIDA = Insolente, mal educada.

SOLTERO = Codiciado, inteligente, hábil.
SOLTERA = Quedada, lenta, ya se le fue el tren.

DIOS   = Creador del universo y cuya divinidad se transmitió a su Hijo varón por línea paterna.
DIOSA = Ser mitológico de culturas supersticiosas, obsoletas y olvidadas.

SUEGRO = Padre político.
SUEGRA = Bruja, metiche, etc.

MACHISTA = Hombre macho.
FEMINISTA = Lesbiana.

DON JUAN = Hombre en todo su sentido.
DOÑA JUANA = La mujer de la limpieza

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3 comments

  1. It’s sort of true. I was thinking about it a few months ago. English is sort of like that too. The masculine version of the word has sort of a macho or debonair but the feminine version means something derogatory. And then to think that on top of that language shapes our thinking!

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