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Definite and Indefinite Articles
Definite and Indefinite Articles
“We’re going to learn how to
say ‘the’ and ‘a’”
Definitions
Definite article: indicate specific persons,
places, or things
ex. “the boy”
Indefinite article: indicate non-specific
persons, places, or things
ex. “a boy”, “some books”
En español
Articles change according to the number
(singular, plural) and gender (masculine,
feminine).
English nouns do not have “gender”, but
Spanish nouns do.
- does not mean that one thing is “boyish”
and another “girly”; it’s just a classification
system
Artículos Definidos
el refresco masculine, singular
la fruta feminine, singular
los refrescos masculine, plural
las frutas feminine, plural
Nouns ending in -o are usually masculine.
Nouns ending in -a are usually feminine.
Definite Article Check
helado
jugo
galleta
papas fritas
chicos
el helado
el jugo
la galleta
las papas fritas
los chicos
Artículos Indefinidos
un refresco masculine, singular
una fruta feminine, singular
unos refrescos masculine, plural
unas frutas feminine, plural
Indefinite Article Check
helado
jugo
galleta
papas fritas
chicos
un helado
un jugo
una galleta
unas papas fritas
unos chicos
To form the plural of a noun, add -s
if the noun ends with a vowel. If it
ends with a consonant, add -es.
chica  chicas
mujer  mujeres
Definite and Indefinite Articles
el
la
guitarra
la guitarra
guitarras
las guitarras
lápiz
el lápiz
lápices
los lápices
los
las
un
una
guitarra
unos
unas
una guitarra
guitarras
unas guitarras
lápiz
un lápiz
lápices
unos lápices
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