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There are four words in Spanish that mean “the”. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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The word “the” in English and “el” or “la” in Spanish are referred to as the definite article. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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The word “the” always precedes a noun and refers to a specific person, place, thing, or concept. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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In Spanish, nouns have gender. They are either “masculine” or “feminine”. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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El chico is masculine. La chica is feminine. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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All nouns are put into these categories even if there is no clear logic to the category. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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Why is la puerta (the door) feminine and el escritorio (the desk) masculine? singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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Why is el día (day) masculine and la noche (night) feminine? singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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Often (but not always) the final vowel of a noun tells which direct article to use. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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Nouns ending in -o (like sombrero ) are usually masculine and take the definite article “ el ”. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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el chico el muchacho el sombrero el vestido el zapato el pelo el amigo el perro el maestro el gato el apartamento el escritorio
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Nouns ending in -a (like camiseta ) are usually feminine and take the definite article “ la ”. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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la chica la muchacha la camisa la blusa la chaqueta la camiseta la amiga la señora la casa la puerta la ventana la computadora
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Nouns ending in -e (like hombre ) or a consonant (like mujer ) can be either masculine or feminine and must be learning individually. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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el hombre el señor el suéter el calcetín el parque el restaurante la mujer la clase la televisión la madre
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Nouns are marked for gender (masculine / feminine), but also for number (singular / plural). singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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The door is “la puerta”. The doors is “las puertas”. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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The noun adds an ‘s’ and the article changes to the plural form as well. singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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What is the plural form of these words? el perro el zapato el amigo singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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What is the plural form of these words? la casa la blusa la chica singular plural masculine feminine el el la la los los las las
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  • Spring '12
  • EuniceUrbina-Horning
  • Spanish, Idioma español, Blusa, Varón, Ropa, Una mujer

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