Spanish articles

Spanish articles

Spanish articles

Spanish Articles: Articles are special modifiers that appear before nouns or noun phrases. There are only two articles in the English language: the and a (and its variant, used before a word that starts with a vowel sound). A noun may also appear without an article in front of it. If you are a native speaker, you will probably know which article to place in front of a noun without having to think about it. 

Here are some (The Articles):

The articles  | Los artículos

There are three ways to refer to a noun: using (1) the definite singular. Eg.The lion is a majestic animal, (2) the indefinite singular  A lion is a majestic animal, or (3) the indefinite plural. Eg. Lions are majestic animals 
All three sentences convey the same meaning with slightly different emphasis. In spanish we have as well:

Indefinite Articles

The indefinite article, un, una, unos, unas  is used exactly like the English indefinite article a/an. It is used when referring to a single instance that is a part of a group that consists of many entities. The plural indefinite article, unos / unas is used when referring to more than a single entity.

a/an Masculin Feminine
Singulier un una
Pluriel unos unas

 
Eg. Un actor – una actriz            Un artista  – una artista

Definite Articles

The definite articles, el, la, los, las are basically equivalent to English the. Anytime the is used in English, a definite article will surely be used in Spanish. In some cases, however, Spanish will use a definite articles when English uses no article at all.

the Masculin Feminine
Singulier el  la 
Pluriel los las

 
Eg. El actor – la actriz            el artista  – la artista

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