Form of the definite and indefinite articles before a (feminine singlular) noun that starts with a vowel.

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Form of the definite and indefinite articles before a (feminine singlular) noun that starts with a vowel.

When a feminine singular noun starts with a vowel (or vowel sound) do we still use 'la' (or 'una'), or is there a rule similar to that in English for a / an?

   

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Suzy

In Spanish we use articles el/la (the) and un/una (a) in front of any noun regardless of which letter comes after, so, for example:

la casa/ una casa

la escuela / una escuela

el libro / un libro

el amigo / una amiga

We use un for masculine nouns and una for feminine nouns (to say "a ..." )

There is however a rule that affects nouns that start with vowel "a" or "ha" (when the stress is on that syllable), for example: agua (water)ala (wing)hambre (hunger)... in terms of articles. It is a more advanced level lesson, but you can have a look here.

Un saludo

Inma

BenitoA0Kwiziq community member

Gracias, tus leccion de articulos spanish.  Ayudame muchos aprender spanyol. Gracias. 

Form of the definite and indefinite articles before a (feminine singlular) noun that starts with a vowel.

When a feminine singular noun starts with a vowel (or vowel sound) do we still use 'la' (or 'una'), or is there a rule similar to that in English for a / an?

   

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