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Singular Definite Articles Masculine/Singular el Ejemplo: el chico (the boy) Feminine/Singular la Ejemplo: la chica (the girl) ALL nouns in Spanish have.

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1 Singular Definite Articles Masculine/Singular el Ejemplo: el chico (the boy) Feminine/Singular la Ejemplo: la chica (the girl) ALL nouns in Spanish have articles (el/los or la/las) before them. refers to one noun (person, place or thing)

2 Plural Definite Articles Masculine/Plural los Ejemplo: los chicos (the boys) Feminine/Plural las Ejemplo: las chicas (the girls) refers to more than one noun (person, place or thing)

3 Singular Indefinite Articles El ejemplo: un diccionario (a dictionary) Masculine un Feminine una El ejemplo: una regla (a ruler) un and una mean a or an

4 Plural Indefinite Articles Masculine unos unos cuadernos (some notebooks) Feminine unas unas mochilas (some backpacks) unos and unas mean some

5 Making nouns plural If a noun ends in a vowel add –s diccionario  diccionarios If a noun ends in a consonant add –es papel  papeles If a noun ends in –z, change –z to –c and add –es lápiz  lápices

6 When to use plural nouns Use unos with a masculine plural noun When you refer to a group of people that includes both males and females, the masculine plural is used (unos estudiantes). In a negative sentence, un, una, unos, unas are often dropped. ¿Necesitas unos cuadernos? No, no necesito cuadernos.


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