We're sorry for being inactive these past days, so we'll be uploading 2 blog articles today on the topic 'articles' (see what we did there) . Today we'll be studying in 2 parts- indefinite articles and definite articles. Articles in Spanish are somewhat same as they are in English, but they do differ in usage. One important rule to remember is they follow the gender of the noun.
Let's dive in!
Los Artículos Indefinidos
In Spanish there are four forms of the indefinite article- un, una, unos, unas.
For masculine singular nouns- 'un'
For masculine plural nouns- 'unos'
For feminine singular nouns- 'una'
For feminine plural nouns- 'unas'
When feminine singular nouns have a stressed 'a' syllable or 'ha' syllable instead of 'una' use 'un'.
Eg., un aula- unas aulas
(you know like the DELE Aula book)
Another difference is that in Spanish we don't use articles when speaking of someone's professions as we would do in English.
Eg., María is a doctor would be translated as- María es doctora/médica.
Last rule is articles are not used with words like tener, otro, qué and sin.