Spanish word for The

The Spanish translation for the article “the” depends on the noun.

Singular feminine: la

Singular masculine: el

Plural feminine: las

Plural masculine: los

How to pronounce “el” in Spanish:

Sounds like – L
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Translation for the in Spanish

la = the in Spanish

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Practice the Spanish translation for “the” using these sentences:

Example 1: (singular feminine)
The nurse is kind.

La enfermera es amable.

Example 2: (singular masculine)
The boy is crying.

El niño está llorando.

Example 3: (plural feminine)
The girls are baking a cake.

Las niñas están horneando un pastel.

Example 4: (plural masculine)
The horses are running fast.

Los caballos están corriendo rápido.

Do  you find difficult to use articles in Spanish? Do you know the difference between the words “el” and “él”?

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    Los noños juegan en el parque

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    la profesora espera que sus alumnos se porten bien..

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    la casa te quedo preciosa.

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    las frutas son saludables

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    fruits are healthy!

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    the teacher expects the students to behave

  • sandiamar

    Los niños juegan en le parque
    The kids play in the park

  • Cecilia

    The word “el”, without an accent, is the singular masculine form for the article: the.

    The word “él”, with an accent, is for the pronouns: He or Him.
    Example:
    I bought this shirt for him.
    Compré esta camisa para él.

    He likes to wear the new shirt.
    A él le gusta usar la nueva camisa.

  • David Corcoran

    very nice comparison between “el” and “él”, with and without the accent…thanks Cecilia!

  • David Corcoran

    very nice comparison between “el” and “él”, with and without the accent…thanks Cecilia!

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