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“A” and “The” in Spanish The Spanish words un, una, unos, unas mean “a” in English. The Spanish words el, la, los, las mean “the” in English. Since there are so many different choices, we need to know how to choose the correct article to use with our nouns in Spanish. Here are some basic rules to help us remember!
Plurals are Partners! In Spanish, words that end in the letter “s” usually represent more than one. The letter “s” at the end of the word means that the word is plural. In Spanish, plural words come in pairs. Keep an eye out for words that end in “s”. They are almost always next to each other just like good partners! unos libros unas maestras
after un, el Words that come after un, el Generally end in o singular
after una, la Words that come after una, la Generally end in a Singular for “a”
after unos, los Words that come after unos, los Generally end in os Plural “some”
after unas, las Words that come after unas, las Generally end in as Plural, feminine, some
Practice See if you can predict which words can be paired or partnered together! Singular with singular Plural with plural Masculine with masculine (challenge) Feminine with feminine. –(singular) “a” endings with “a” endings 90% of the time –(plural) “as” endings with “as” endings 90% of the time Sound complicated? If you practice, you will soon see the pattern! Good luck!