- Murrieta Valley High
- Español I - Apuntes
|Nouns are people, places, things, animals, and ideas.
|Gender, and Number-Review
|All nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine.
All nouns in Spanish are either singular or plural.
|How do I know if a noun is masculine or feminine?
|Usually if a noun ends in an
–a it‘s feminine
–o it’s masculine
-ma words are masculine
|You can also tell gender by looking at the article
|What’s the definite article in English?
|What are the indefinite articles in English?
|“a” “an” “some”
|What’s the difference?
|Imagine a plate full of cookies. There are peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, and one chocolate chip cookie.
Give me “THE” chocolate chip cookie.
Give me “A” cookie.
|What are the definite articles in Spanish?
El chico es guapo.
Las chicas son bonitas.
|What are the indefinite articles in Spanish?
|INDEFINITE ARTICLES Singular Plural
Un chico Unos chicos
Una chica Unas chicas
Unos chicos son altos
|Any difference in English and Spanish?
|In English articles do not change.
In Spanish, definite and indefinite articles and nouns must match in gender and number.