Spanish For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Like many things in the Spanish language, Spanish articles have either a masculine or a feminine gender that must match the masculine or feminine gender of the Spanish nouns you pair them with. (For example, you say la blusa (lah bvlooh-sah) (the blouse) but el vestido (ehl bvehs-tee-doh) (the dress). Articles in Spanish include the (a definite article) and a, an, and some (indefinite articles).

English Spanish
Masculine Feminine
the (singular) el (ehl) la (lah)
the (plural) los (lohs) las (lahs)
a, an (singular) un (oohn) una (ooh-nah)
some (plural) unos (ooh-nohs) unas (ooh-nahs)

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Berlitz® has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Susana Wald is a writer and literary translator in Hungarian, Spanish, English, and French, and she has taught abroad in Chile and Canada. Cecie Kraynak, MA, has taught and tutored Spanish at the junior high school and college levels for more than 25 years. She is the author of Spanish Verbs For Dummies.

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