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LOS ARTICULOS Often, articles are used in Spanish even if they arent used in English. ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET.

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2 LOS ARTICULOS

3 Often, articles are used in Spanish even if they arent used in English. ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET

4 Articles agree in gender and number with the noun that they accompany. So - articles, like nouns are either masculine or feminine, and either singular or plural ************************************ masculine singular (ms) - el chico masculine plural (mpl) - los chicos feminine singular (fs) - la chica feminine plural (fpl) - las chicas

5 DEFINITE ARTICLES Definite articles translate the. The feminine definite articles come before feminine nouns: la, las The masculine definite articles come before masculine nouns: el, los

6 INDEFINITE ARTICLES Indefinite articles translate a / an in the singular and some / any in the plural. The feminine indefinite articles come before feminine nouns: una, unas The masculine indefinite articles come before masculine nouns: un, unos When an unmodified noun follows ser or a form of ser, do NOT use an article in Spanish. Ella es profesora.

7 Los Artículos…: 1. Definidos: el la los las the 1. Indefinidos: un una unos unas a / an some/any

8 the boys the boys and girls los chicos the boy students the boy and girl students los estudiantes When referring to males and females as a single group, or to masculine and feminine objects together, always use the masculine plural:

9 Always remember and never forget: you only get to use ONE article. You have to make a choice based on what you want to say!

10 REMEMBER - YOU CAN ONLY USE AT A TIME DEFINITE ARTICLES (THE) INDEFINITE ARTICLES (A/AN/SOME) MSELUN MPLLOSUNOS FSLAUNA FPLLASUNAS CHOOSE: ONE

11 ¡PRACTICAMOS! 1.IDENTIFY THE NOUN ACCORDING TO ITS GENDER AND NUMBER. 2. THEN TELL IF THE ARTICLE IS DEFINITE OR INDEFINITE. 3. FINALLY, TRANSLATE THE PHRASE.

12 Gender & Number Definite or Indefinite Translation La comida Los amigos Un libro Unas reglas Las mochilas El lápiz La carpeta Unos diccionarios Una goma de borrar Los estudiantes

13 La comida Los amigos Un libro Unas reglas Las mochilas El lápiz La carpeta Unos diccionarios Una goma de borrar Los estudiantes Gender & Number Definite or indefinite Translation fsdefinite The food mpl definite The friends ms indefinite A book fpl indefinite Some rulers fpl definite The backpacks ms definite The pencil fs definite The folder mpl indefinite Some dictionaries fs indefinite An eraser mpl definite The students


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