Glossary of Bienvenidos ch 1
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- What is a noun? In Spanish every noun is either ________ or __________. This is called g_______.
- A noun is a person, place or thing. In Spanish every noun is either masculine or feminine. This is called gender.
- Almost all nouns that end in _____are masculine and almost all nouns that end in _____are feminine.
- Almost all nouns that end in o are masculine and almost all nouns that end in a are feminine.
- What is a definite article? What does it refer to? Give 2 examples.
- In English "the" is the definite article. "The" refers to a specific person or thing. Examples: the boy, the girl
- You use the definite article ______ before a masculine noun and ____ before a feminine noun.
- the girl
- la muchacha
- ----- muchacho
- el muchacho
- ----- colegio
- el colegio
- Match with el or la
- la mentira
- What is the indefinite article?
- The definite article is 'a" or"an" in English and "un" or"una" in Spanish.
There are masculine and feminine versions in Spanish but not English.
- When you you use the indefinite article when speaking about a non-specific person or thing. Give examples in English using "boy" and "school."
- a boy
(Using the definite article: the boy, the school. Definite articles refer to something or someone specific.)
- a or an/indeifinte article
- una muchacha
- Bonus question: What is the grammar rule about indefinite articles?
- You use the INDEFINITE ARTICLE un before a masculine noun and una before a feminine noun.
- What is an adjective? Which word in the sentence is an adjective? El muchacho es rubio. La alumna es seria.
- An ADJECTIVE describes a person or thing. The words "rubio" and "seria" are the adjectives.
- What is the adjective rule? Many adjectives end in ----if they are masculine and ----if they are feminine.
- In Spanish an adjective must agree in GENDER with the noun it describes or modifies. Many adj end in o in masculine and a in feminine.
- What is wrong with this phrase:
una muchacho timida
- una muchacha timida
uno muchacho timido
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