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  1. Definite and Indefinite Articles; Noun-Adjective Agreement Unidad 1 Lección 2

  2. Nouns & Gender • All nouns have a gender, either masculine or feminine • Nouns ending in “o” are usually masculine • Nouns ending in “a” are usually feminine

  3. To make a noun plural… • Nouns ending in a vowel, add “s” • Nouns ending in a consonant, add “es”

  4. Definite articles (“the”) • Indicates a specific person place or thing • Use . . . • el with a singular, masculine noun • la with a singular, feminine noun • los with a plural, masculine noun • las with a plural, feminine noun

  5. Indefinite articles (“a/an”) • Indicates a nonspecific person, place or thing • Use . . . • un with a singular, masculine noun • una with a singular, feminine noun • unos with a plural, masculine noun • unas with a plural, feminine noun

  6. Noun-Adjective Agreement • An adjective is used to describe a noun • In Spanish, the adjective almost always comes after the noun • An adjective must agree with the noun it describes • La chica bonita–a feminine noun needs a feminine adjective • El chico atlético – a masculine noun needs a masculine adjective

  7. Noun-Adjective Agreement (cont.) • Adjectives that end in “e” or a consonant usually match both genders (inteligente, joven) • To make an adjective plural, add “s” if it ends in a vowel; add “es” if it ends in a consonant