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2 1 Definite and Indefinite Articles Spanish One ch.1B

3 2 The indefinite article: A, an, some: un / una / unos / unas The indefinite article is a RESTRICTIVE adjective. The indefinite article is typically used in Spanish when it is used in English. A, an, some: un / una / unos / unas The indefinite article is a RESTRICTIVE adjective. The indefinite article is typically used in Spanish when it is used in English.

4 3 Indefinite Articles l When talking about any one will do. a pencilun lápiz a studentun/una estudiante a bookun libro a boyun chico some girlsunas chicas some desksunos pupitres l When talking about any one will do. a pencilun lápiz a studentun/una estudiante a bookun libro a boyun chico some girlsunas chicas some desksunos pupitres

5 4 EXAMPLES: Paco has a piece of paper. Paco tiene una hoja de papel. Marta is a good friend. Marta es una buena amiga. I need some vocabulary cards. Yo necesito unas tarjetas de vocabulario. Paco has a piece of paper. Paco tiene una hoja de papel. Marta is a good friend. Marta es una buena amiga. I need some vocabulary cards. Yo necesito unas tarjetas de vocabulario.

6 5 The definite article: The: el / la / los / las The definite article is a RESTRICTIVE adjective. The definite article is used more in Spanish than in English. The: el / la / los / las The definite article is a RESTRICTIVE adjective. The definite article is used more in Spanish than in English.

7 6 Definite Articles l When talking about a specific or DEFINITE one. the pencilel lápiz the studentel/la estudiante the bookel libro the boyel chico the girlslas chicas the deskslos pupitres l When talking about a specific or DEFINITE one. the pencilel lápiz the studentel/la estudiante the bookel libro the boyel chico the girlslas chicas the deskslos pupitres

8 7 When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: 1.With general usage nouns ie...Me gustan los libros. ie...I like books. 1.With general usage nouns ie...Me gustan los libros. ie...I like books.

9 8 When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: 2. With titles when you are talking about someone. ie...El Sr. Ruiz es alto. ie...Mr. Ruiz is tall. 2. With titles when you are talking about someone. ie...El Sr. Ruiz es alto. ie...Mr. Ruiz is tall.

10 9 When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: 3. To say on with a day of the week. ie...Yo estudio los lunes. ie...I study on Mondays. 3. To say on with a day of the week. ie...Yo estudio los lunes. ie...I study on Mondays.

11 10 When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: When you must use the definite article in Spanish but you dont see it in English: 4. To express the …family. ie... los Shellman ie...the Shellman family or the Shellmans. 4. To express the …family. ie... los Shellman ie...the Shellman family or the Shellmans.

12 11 EXAMPLES: Mr. Gonzalez is in the house. El Sr. Gonzalez está en la casa. I like potato chips a lot. Me gustan mucho las papitas. I do my vocabulary cards on Friday. Hago mis tarjetas de vocbulario el viernes. Mr. Gonzalez is in the house. El Sr. Gonzalez está en la casa. I like potato chips a lot. Me gustan mucho las papitas. I do my vocabulary cards on Friday. Hago mis tarjetas de vocbulario el viernes.

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14 13 PRACTICE: Mr. Gonzales, How are you? I like computers. Paco always watches cartoons on Saturdays. Mr. Gonzales, How are you? I like computers. Paco always watches cartoons on Saturdays. no. you are talking to him yes


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