use of article before noun

KevinC1Kwiziq community member

use of article before noun

El concepto de antención plena

la llegada de la atención plena

Why is the article used in the second pharse but not in the first ?

Asked 9 months ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Kevin

Sorry for our late response.

The use of articles in Spanish, such as "el" in "la llegada de la atención plena", can be influenced by various factors, including context, emphasis, and established phrases. In this case:

El concepto de atención plena.

Here, the absence of the article before "atención plena" could be because the phrase is treating "atención plena" as a more abstract, general concept. It's discussing the idea or concept of mindfulness in a broad sense.

La llegada de la atención plena.

Here, the definite article "la" is used before "atención plena".

This could be because the phrase is referring to a specific event or moment—the arrival of mindfulness. The use of the article adds a level of specificity, indicating a particular instance of mindfulness being introduced or coming into focus.

In summary, the choice of whether to use an article can depend on the nuance the speaker or writer wishes to convey whether discussing a general concept or a specific occurrence.

Un saludo y gracias por tu paciencia.

Silvia

use of article before noun

El concepto de antención plena

la llegada de la atención plena

Why is the article used in the second pharse but not in the first ?

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