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1 Definite and Indefinite Articles in Spanish

2 Definite Articles In English, the definite article is the. However, in Spanish it is el, la, los, and las. Spanish has four different forms and they agree in NUMBER and in GENDER.

3 el (masculine/ singular) los ( masculine/ plural) el libro Los libros La (Feminine/ singular) las (feminine/ plural) just one more than one la mochilalas mochilas just one More than one the bookThe books The backpackThe backpacks

4 Definite Articles In English, the definite article is the. However, in Spanish it is el and la. el (just one)la los (more than one)las MasculineFeminine In Spanish, the definite article agrees with a noun in gender (feminine or masculine) and in number (singular or plural). Ex: el libro la mochila the book the backpack los libros las mochilas the books the backpacks plural singular

5 Indefinite Articles In English, the indefinite article is the word "a," "an," or "some. Ex: a cookie an apple some books In Spanish, it is un, una, unos, and unas. Spanish has four different forms and they agree in NUMBER and in GENDER.

6 un (masculine/singular) unos (masculine/plural) un cuaderno unos cuadernos una (feminine/singular) unas (feminine/plural) just onemore than one unas plumas just one more than one a notebooksome notebooks una pluma a pensome pens

7 In Spanish, the indefinite article agrees with a noun in gender (masculine or feminine) and in number (singular or plural). un (a /an) just one una unos (some) more than one unas Masculine Feminine Singular Plural Ex: un libro una pluma a book a pen unos libros unas plumas some books some pens a/an a/an some

8 Note: Remember, as long as the group has at least one male member, the masculine plural article is used. Ex: Unos libros y mochilas. Los libros y mochilas.

9 What is the difference between definite articles and indefinite articles? Definite articles are referring to something specific. Ex: I am looking for the boy with blue hair. Indefinite articles are not specific. Ex: I am looking for a boy. (could be any boy)

10 Traduce al español: Ex: a pencil = un lápiz Dont forget to check for adjective agreement! 1. a boyfriend 2. the girl 3. a teacher 4. some classes 5. the car 6. some books 7. an eraser 8. the lights 9. a school 10. the dog

11 1. a boyfriend (un novio) 2. the girl (la chica) 3. a teache (un profesor) 4. Some classes (unas clases) 5. the car (el carro) 6. some books ( unos libros) 7. an eraser ( un borrador) 8. the lights ( las luces) 9. a school ( una escuela) 10. the dog ( el perro)


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