Definite articles

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Definite articles

Why don’t buitres and águilas reales have definite articles? Is it because they are examples? It’s 50/50 for me with definite articles, I can’t see any pattern and the rules seem to change even after looking at the lessons!

Asked 2 years ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Normally you don’t use the article when talking about an unspecified quantity of something. In the translation it says -There were many wild animals, for example vultures, golden eagles. 

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks. There are many exceptions though? Me gustan los gatos. Isn't that an unspecified amount?

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When you use the structure Me gusta/me gustan you have to include the definite article.

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ok thanks.

Definite articles

Why don’t buitres and águilas reales have definite articles? Is it because they are examples? It’s 50/50 for me with definite articles, I can’t see any pattern and the rules seem to change even after looking at the lessons!

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