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?
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.
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