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Una/un altitude

MarcC1Kwiziq community member

Una/un altitude

Isn’t it correct to use either un altitud as well as una altitud because even though altitud is feminine, it starts with a stressed ‘a’?

Asked 1 year ago
JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hola Marc, I

 

I think the article of choice would be the feminine “una” following the guideline given in the lesson, whereby the emphasis is not on the first syllable; it is in fact on the final one “u.’

 Saludos John

 

 

PaoloC1Kwiziq community member

The stressed syllable is the final -tud
So: una altitud

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Marc

Yes, as John and Paolo rightly said, you need the stress on the first syllable to apply the masculine article: un

un águila, un arma, un arpa...

but not un altitud as the stress is on the last syllable, therefore, una altitud.

Saludos

Inma

 

Una/un altitude

Isn’t it correct to use either un altitud as well as una altitud because even though altitud is feminine, it starts with a stressed ‘a’?

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