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LOS ARTÍCULOS Articles. the a(n), some. English often uses definite articles (the) and indefinite articles (a, an) before nouns. Spanish also has definite.

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1 LOS ARTÍCULOS Articles. the a(n), some

2 English often uses definite articles (the) and indefinite articles (a, an) before nouns. Spanish also has definite and indefinite articlesused much more! Spanish articles vary in form because they agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. Spanish articles

3 Spanish has four forms that are equivalent to the English definite article the. You use definite articles to refer to specific nouns. Feminine Singular la computadora the computer Plural las computadoras the computers Masculine Singular el diccionario the dictionary Plural los diccionarios the dictionaries Definite articles

4 Spanish has four forms that are equivalent to the English indefinite article, which according to context may mean a, an, or some. You use indefinite articles to refer to unspecified persons or things. Masculine Singular un amigo a (one) friend Plural unos amigos some friends Feminine Singular una bandera a (one) flag Plural unas banderas some flags Indefinite articles

5 ¿el, la, los o las? 1. _____ chico 2. _____ chica 3. _____ maleta 4. _____ cuadernos 5. _____ lápiz 6. _____ mujeres ¿un, una, unos o unas? 1. _____ autobús 2. _____ escuela 3. _____ computadora 4. _____ hombre 5. _____ señoras 6. _____ lápices ¡INTÉNTALO! Provide a definite article for each noun in the first column and an indefinite article for each noun in the second column.

6 Los infinitivos An infinitive (el infinitivo) is the most basic verb form in all languages. In English, it is always preceded by "to," as in "to run," "to love," and "to travel." In Spanish, infinitives consist of only one word and are separated into three different conjugations according to their endings: -ar, -er, or -ir. These endings are attached to the root of a verb to form the whole infinitive hablar, correr, compartir Verbs in the infinitive form indicate what the action is but nothing about who is doing the action at what point in time.


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