Use Definite Articles with Nouns in Spanish [+5 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn about using definite articles with nouns in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • using definite articles with nouns in Spanish
  • how using definite articles with nouns in Spanish are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on using definite articles with nouns in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on using definite articles with nouns in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about using definite articles with nouns in Spanish!

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Use Definite Articles with Nouns in Spanish

You already know the definite articles el/la as well as los/las.

These definite articles are used somewhat differently than in English.

Whenever a noun is the subject of a sentence you need to put a definite article before it.

Please have a look at the following examples:

El verano no empieza hasta que quitamos el edredón de la cama.

Summer doesn’t start until we take the duvet off the bed.

La soledad es uno de los mayores problemas entre la gente mayor.

Loneliness is one of the biggest problems among older people.

Los sevillanos son inmunes al calor.

Sevillians are immune to the heat.

Los abogados suelen tener bastante ego.

Lawyers tend to have quite an ego.

Las camelias son una de las flores más comunes en el norte de España.

Camellias are one of the most common flowers in northern Spain.

You can see that in the English sentences you have no definite article (the), however in the Spanish sentences the definite articles (el/la/los/las) are present.

Example Sentences on Use Definite Articles with Nouns in Spanish

This section of the lesson on using definite articles with nouns in Spanish is about seeing the articles used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of using definite articles with nouns in Spanish through examples.

El verano no empieza hasta que quitamos el edredón de la cama.

Summer doesn’t start until we take the duvet off the bed.

La soledad es uno de los mayores problemas entre la gente mayor.

Loneliness is one of the biggest problems among older people.

Los sevillanos son inmunes al calor.

Sevillians are immune to the heat.

Los abogados suelen tener bastante ego.

Lawyers tend to have quite an ego.

Las camelias son una de las flores más comunes en el norte de España.

Camellias are one of the most common flowers in northern Spain.

Quiz Yourself on Use Definite Articles with Nouns in Spanish

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

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!

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