definitearticle

definitearticle - By now, you are quite familiar with the...

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By now, you are quite familiar with the definite articles: el la los las You are probably comfortable with the normal uses of the definite article. El chico es alto. La chica es guapa. Los hombres comen mucho. Las mujeres charlan. In this lesson, you will learn some additional rules to help you use the definite article correctly. For example, feminine singular nouns that begin with an emphasized a or ha use the masculine form of the article. el agua el hacha el hambre el águila This rule only applies to the singular form of the noun. The plural form uses the feminine article. el agua las aguas el hacha las hachas el hambre las hambres el águila las águilas Note: The reason the singular form uses the masculine article is that when the first syllable is an emphasized a or ha , the article la tends to run together with the first syllable of the word when they are spoken. This doesn't happen with the article las .
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The definite article is used with some countries and cities, and is not used with others. Here are some examples where it is used:
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