In this lesson we will talk about the articles in Spanish; definite and indefinite. with brief explanation.
Definite Articles in Spanish
When to use the definite article
There are four definite articles in Spanish: el, la, los, las and they are the equivalent of the English “the“, they are used to specify or identify a particular noun (that we know or heard about before), and they must agree in gender and number.
El libro – the book
Los libros – the books
La chica – the girl
Las chicas – the girls
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Indefinite Articles in Spanish
When to use the indefinite article
There are four indefinite articles in Spanish: un, unos, una, unas and they are the equivalent of the English “a, an, some“, they are used to introduce a non-specific noun, and they must agree in gender and number.
Example: necesito un taxi – I need a taxi (any taxi)
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