El versus La: A Guide to Your Spanish Nouns

By Melia Bernal, 24 MARCH 2016 in highlight

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Is it a young lady or a kid?

Dismissing our societal endeavors to get rid of sexual orientation standards, will raise the deep rooted question of when to utilize el versus la. In Spanish, the isn’t just the. There’s a young lady the (la) and a kid the (el).

Generally, it’s truly clear. El is manly and goes with words alluding to guys, or words that end in – o, – mama, and generally consonants. At the point when there is more than one manly thing, or a blended gathering of manly and female things, los is utilized as its plural.

La is ladylike and generally runs with words alluding to females, or words that end in – a, – d, – n, and – z. Its plural is las.

Affirm, so manly for young men and ladylike for young ladies, isn’t that so?

The Eight Commandments

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All things considered, first how about we begin with the Eight Commandments of the Spanish the. Columbus could possibly have conveyed them over to the Americas with him in 1492.

Thou shalt utilize el and los for living individuals or creatures that end in – o and – os, separately. (Case: el perro, los perros)

Thou shalt utilize la and las for living individuals or creatures that end in – an and – as, separately. (Illustration: la rata, las ratas)

Thou shalt utilize los when alluding to a gathering of blended sex things. (Illustration: los niños)

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Thou shalt know about callings that keep up a similar frame for both male and female and utilize el and la in like manner. (Illustration: el/la atleta)

Thou shalt make manly things that end in consonants female by adding a to the finish of the manly shape and utilizing the article la. (Illustration: el señor, la señora)

Thou shalt utilize la for words that end in – n, – d, – z, – umbre. (Illustration: la solución)

Thou shalt utilize el for words that end in – mama. (Illustration: el sistema)

Thou shalt retain the special cases to the decrees above. (See cases underneath.)

Much obliged to you, old Spanish ruler from the thirteenth century, for your standards and exemptions that have just added to the difficulties of acing this lovely dialect.

Give us a chance to make this somewhat less demanding to get it:

So as should be obvious, all streets appear to end in a similar place – the place that is known for special cases. Who thought about this land? Where is this place? What is this place? Do they have free nourishment?

“A radical new wooooorld….”

Luckily, we have a rundown of regular special cases to remember! (You might need to snatch a nibble before investigating this.)

Regular special cases that utilization la:

 

Spanish Word English Translation

la foto photo

la mano hand

la radio the radio

la moto the bike

Spanish Word English Translation

la llave the key

la calle the road

la fiebre the fever

la fe the confidence

la madre the mother

la serpiente the wind

consonants that aren’t – d nor – z

Spanish Word English Translation

la miel the nectar

la sal the salt

la piel the skin

la flor the blossom

Normal special cases that utilization el:

Spanish Word English Translation

el idioma the dialect

el mapa the outline

el problema the issue

el sistema the framework

el día the day

Spanish Word English Translation

el huésped the visitor

el ataúd the casket

el césped the garden

Spanish Word English Translation

el arroz the rice

el pez the angle

el lápiz the pencil

el maíz the corn

el disfraz the outfit

(You utilize el for these words when the – particle demonstrates a superlative.)

Spanish Word English Translation

el notición the stunner

el sentención the thorough sentence

el roción the shower

How on the planet am I expected to recollect these?

We feel ya. The more you see these exemptions in your perusing, and the more you talk and keep in touch with them, the more commonplace you’ll be with them. It just takes reliable practice!

What’s extraordinary about articles is that they are all over the place. You’ll see them on signs, on TV, in the daily paper, in films, in tunes, and the sky is the limit from there!

Here’s a little tune to kick you off…

Presently go sex those things!

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