Indefinite Articles in Spanish: un & una = a/an [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to use indefinite articles in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use indefinite articles in Spanish
  • how indefinite articles in Spanish are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use indefinite articles in Spanish
  • how to practice with flashcards regarding how to use indefinite articles in Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to use indefinite articles in Spanish!

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Indefinite Articles in Spanish: un & una = a/an

You can say “a/an + [singular noun]” in the following ways in Spanish:

  • un + [masculine singular noun]
  • una + [feminine singular noun]

There are two options, because Spanish is a gendered language.

Every noun is either masculine or feminine.

Un” is used for masculine singular nouns.

Una” is used for feminine singular nouns.

In practice it looks like this:

Yo tengo un gato.

I have a cat.

Ella tiene un hijo.

She has a son.

Nosotros tenemos un coche.

We have a car.

Ellos tienen un televisor en la sala de estar.

They have a television in the living room.

Valencia tiene una playa.

Valencia has a beach.

Carlos quiere una cerveza.

Carlos would like a beer.

If you are ever in doubt about whether something is a noun or not, then please think of the following:

  • A noun is any word that you can put the word “the” in front of.

Example Sentences on How to use Indefinite Articles in Spanish

This section of the lesson on the how to use indefinite articles in Spanish is about seeing the idiom in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say indefinite articles in Spanish through examples.

Yo tengo un gato.

I have a cat.

Ella tiene un hijo.

She has a son.

Nosotros tenemos un coche.

We have a car.

Ellos tienen un televisor en la sala de estar.

They have a television in the living room.

Valencia tiene una playa.

Valencia has a beach.

Carlos quiere una cerveza.

Carlos would like a beer.

Quiz Yourself on How to use Indefinite Articles in Spanish

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Indefinite ArticlesYo tengo gato.

I have a cat.
Indefinite ArticlesNosotros tenemos coche.

We have a car.
 
Indefinite ArticlesCarlos quiere cerveza.

Carlos would like a beer.
 

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