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Apuntes Definite and Indefinite Articles

 

Nouns people, place, thing, idea

*    Singular noun one item

*    Plural nouns more than one item

 

Gender

*    Every noun in Spanish has a masculine or feminine gender

*    This is a way to organize the words in the language

 

Definite and Indefinite Articles

*    These match the gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) of the nouns

 

Definite Articles

*    These are used to talk about SPECIFIC people or things.

*    16-Point Star: SPECIFIC PEOPLE AND THINGS!!They are the Spanish equivalent of the.

 

Masculine Definite Articles:

Singular

el (the)

el chico (the boy)

Plural

los (the)

los chicos (the boys)

 

Feminine Definite Articles

Singular

la (the)

la chica (the girl)

Plural

las (the)

las chicas (the girls)

 

 

Indefinite Articles

*    These are used to talk about things IN GENERAL.

*    16-Point Star: PEOPLE AND THINGS IN GENERAL!!They are the Spanish equivalent of a, an, or some.

 

Masculine INDefinite Articles:

Singular

un (a, an)

un chico (a boy)

Plural

unos (some)

unos chicos (some boys)

 

Feminine INDefinite Articles

Singular

una (a, an)

una chica (a girl)

Plural

unas (some)

unas chicas (some girls)