Presentation on theme: "Reflect gender and number in nouns"— Presentation transcript:
1 Reflect gender and number in nouns Articles in SpanishReflect gender and number in nouns
2 Articles introduce the noun The article will tell us a lot about the noun it is next to.In Spanish we use articles much more than we do in English because nouns in Spanish have gender.We learn the gender and the number of the noun by looking at the article.
3 The= el,la,los,lasThe definite article “the” in English becomes four articles in Spanish because we must consider gender and numberEl= singular masculineLa = singular feminineLos = plural masculineLas = plural feminine
4 A, an= un,una, unos, unasThe indefinite article “a” or “an” turns into these in SpanishUn= singular, masculineUna= singular, feminineUnos= plural masculineUnas= plural feminine
5 Accordance= agreement The article and the noun must agree in number and in gender.If the noun is feminine the article must be feminineIf the noun is masculine the article must be masculineIf the noun is plural (more than one) the article must be plural
6 How do we see accordance singularUna amigaUn hermanoEl libroEl díaLa calculadorapluralunas amigasunos hermanoslos libroslos díaslas calculadoras