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Capítulo 1B – Apuntes #2 Definite and Indefinite Articles. In English, the definite article is “ ” and the indefinite article is “ ” or “ ”. THE. A. AN. In Spanish, the definite articles are “ ” and “ ”

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Capítulo 1B – Apuntes #2

Definite and Indefinite Articles


In English,

the definite article is “ ”

and the indefinite article is “ ” or “ ”

THE

A

AN

In Spanish,

the definite articles are “ ” and “ ”

and the indefinite articles are “ ” and “ ”

EL

LA

UN

UNA


The Spanish Definite Articles:

is used with masculine nouns;

is used with feminine nouns

They are equivalent to in English.

El

La

the

modelo:

the book

el libro

the family

la familia

the pen

el bolígrafo

the folder

la carpeta

the eye

el ojo


The Spanish Indefinite Article:

Un

is used with masculine nouns

Una

is used with feminine nouns

a

an

They are equivalent to or in English.

modelo:

a book

un libro

a family

una familia

a pen

un bolígrafo

a folder

una carpeta

an eye

un ojo


Spanish Definite and Indefinite Articles

Summary Chart:

el (masculine) the

la (feminine) the

un (masculine) a; an

una (feminine) a; an

Note:

1. There are exceptions to the rule:

el día the day

la mano the hand

2. When you learn a new noun, learn it with the

definite article and repeat it as often as

possible. Eventually, you will find that words

just “sound right” with the correct article.


Actividad #6:

*You will hear 8 words you already know. Write them down with the definite

article THE in Spanish EL(masculine) or LA(feminine).

*Change the definite article to the indefinite article.

1. el libro

5. la escuela

un libro

una escuela

2. la carpeta

6. el chico

una carpeta

un chico

3. la chica

7. el sábado

una chica

un sábado

4. el profesor

8. la amiga

un profesor

una amiga


Now do:

Actividad #18 página 61


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