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Old February 16, 2015, 03:53 AM
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Ambiguous Nouns

Is it correct that these nouns below can be either masculine or feminine?

el azúcar / la azúcar
• Hay mucho azúcar en el estante.
• Hay mucha azúcar en el estante.

el mar / la mar
• Me gusta nadar en el mar.
• Me gusta nadar en la mar.

If so, are there any more nouns like these?
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Old February 16, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Yes, there are others, like "sartén", "reúma", "linde", "calor" (although this one became accepted in the feminine form because a lot of people use it, but for educated speakers it sounds incorrect), "tilde" (this one is much more often used in feminine).
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