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The indefinite article
To identify people or things, we use the indefinite article. Here are all indefinite articles in the Spanish
language listed in a table:
|masculine||un disco||unos discos|
|feminine||una fiesta||unas fiestas|
Un and una are equivalent to the English a or an.
|Es un carro.||It's a car.|
|Quiere una bicicleta.||He wants a bike.|
Unos and unas can be translated into English through 'some', 'a couple', or 'a few':
|Aquí hay unos profesores.||There are some teachers here.|
|¿Hay unos estudiantes aquí?||Are there a few students here?|
|Quiere unas tarjetas.||I want to buy a couple of cards.|
These indefinite articles in their plural forms are often omitted though, like it is also common practice in
|¿Aquí hay tarjetas en español?||Do you have post cards in Spanish?|
Finally: To ask, what something is, you say:
|¿Qué es esto?||What is this?|
|¿Qué es eso?||What is that?|
Here are a few things, with which you can answer the questions '¿Qué es esto?' or '¿Qué es eso?'.
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