Spanish Zero Article
The "zero article" is the classification for phantom articles, when nouns are used with no article at all.
In English, the zero article is extremely common:
- I love [*] beer.
- Politics are interesting.
In Spanish, definite articles are required in these sentences:
- Me gusta la cerveza.
- La política es interesante.
There is one common case where an indefinite article is required in English but not in Spanish: when talking about someone's profession or another descriptive noun.
- Él es fontanero. - He's a plumber.
- Ella es estudiante. - She's a student.