Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sometimes using terms when you’re learning a language can hurt more than it helps. This is possibly one of those times. But we need to refer to stuff somehow, right?

In today’s lesson, I go over Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish. If you don’t know what those are, join the club. Even when I learned Spanish, since I learned on my own, I never knew what those were.

Bottom line, it doesn’t really matter, as long as you know how to use them.

A definite article is simple “the”. When you say “the cookie”, everybody knows exactly which cookie is being talked about. Which cookie you want is definite.

The opposite of that, an indefinite article is when you say “a cookie”. Now, you are just saying give me “a” cookie among the many cookies. Which cookie you want is NOT definite.

In the plural form, the indefinite article is basically “some” or “a few”. I explain it all in the video and of course, give you the lowdown on the Spanish equivalents.

So watch the video, do the Articles Worksheet available @ and leave me a comment or message me if you have any questions at all or need some clearing up.

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  1. Nikhil Murari says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much!!!! This truly helps a lot!!!! :D

  2. sang woo Chun says:

    Thank You! This helps a lot!!!!!!!!!!

  3. rrr777www says:

    Very helpful videos! Only critique would be to sort out the volume levels (intro and outro are significantly louder than the meat of the video). Other than that, extremely helpful.

  4. Josh162 says:

    Omg you have no idea how easy you made this for me Thank You!! so much

  5. Jacob Christian Glover says:

    Praise the Lord! I'm 47 and learning Spanish at a Community College in Ohio. You just earned another Subscriber. Great video, thanks very much!

  6. Leslie Upton says:

    SO helpful! Thank you! Going into Spanish II and needed some refreshers, your videos are awesome!

  7. Kayla Webb says:

    Thank you so much for these videos!

  8. Deborah Marchant says:

    Gee whiz! Why makes things more complicated?
    What's the history of creating the word "the" in four ways?

  9. Stas Yurkevich says:

    I think there is an error in your articles worksheet: 
    10. the problem 
    answer: 10 Los problemas

  10. Guy Talbott says:

    Your videos are brill. I swear i have learned more by watching a couple of hours of your videos than i did in two years of GCSE Spanish. I never knew how to conjugate verbs, how to identify male or female nouns or how to change the 'the' or 'a' to match the noun. And you speak slowly as well which gives my brain a chance to digest the information without having to keep pausing the video to make sense of it all. You've bagged yourself a subscriber. Thank you

  11. Faithanna Batman ORCUTT says:

    THANK YOU!!! :D

  12. Kenneth Blair says:

    You make it so simple.I am in a college course for the entry level but it is not being taught at an entry pace. I feel like I am being water boarded.  I am swallowing some but the is some much trying to be shoved down my throat, the stuff i can not swallow it really hurting me on my grades. Jesus should not have used the term swallow. Oh well, going to swallow some damn beer now. Thanks again.

  13. 27danjel says:

    Sorry, but again, there is an exception: If a female word starts with the sound A and the first syllable is the strong one (agua, águila, hada, hacha) you use EL and UN instead of LA and UNA (actually, you can use UNA, but UN is better). So you would have: El águila, las águilas, un águila, unas águilas.

    Its similar to your difference between A and AN and the two different pronunciations of THE.

  14. Hamdiya Akbar says:

    Holy Shit! This is so helpful and hilarious. Honestly, a life saver. Keep on keeping on! 

  15. jackson madden says:

    This needs more views! This helped a ton!

  16. Landon North says:

    it''s really helpful but include more back round for your videos so people can say hey i have been there

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