Capitulo3 - Usos de los artculos definidos e indefinidos El...

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Usos de los artículos definidos e indefinidos El subjuntivo para expresar sentimientos, emociones y dudas Estar + el participio pasado
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1 Usos de los artículos definidos e indefinidos
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Usos de los artículos definidos e indefinidos Los artículos definidos (el, la, los, las) are used in the following instances: 1. Before abstract nouns (la paz, la vida, el amor) and nouns used in general sense (el café, la cerveza). La vida de la ciudad es intensa. City life is intense. 2. Before parts of the body and articles of clothing when it is clear who the possessor is. Voy a ponerme la chaqueta porque hace frío aquí. I’m going to put on my jacket because it is cold here. 3. Before the days of the week to mean “on.” Tenemos la clase de español los lunes , miércoles y viernes . We have the Spanish class on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays. 4. Before dates and times of day. Empezaron a construir la casa el catorce de marzo . They began to build the house on March 14. 5. Before names of languages, except when they follow de , en or hablar . However, the article is often omitted after the following verbs: aprender , enseñar , entender , escribir , estudiar , leer , and saber . El español no es un idioma oficial de los Estados Unidos pero muchas personas lo hablan. Spanish is not an official language of the United States but many people speak it. 6. Before titles, (except San, Santa, don and doña) when speaking about the person, though the article is omitted when speaking to the person . Tenemos que hablar con
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course SPAN 2003 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Arkansas.

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Capitulo3 - Usos de los artculos definidos e indefinidos El...

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