Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My journey to Spanish language

Here, I will tell you about my story with Spanish language. My uncle lives in Spain, the last year he visits his home country, Jordan, with his Spanish wife. I liked the accent of Spanish language he is talking with to his Spanish wife.
I decided to learn Spanish, for many reasons; it is very beautiful language; it is the most widely spoken language in the world, and for sure, because my uncle live in Spain, and I am planning to visit him... ;)

I started googling the net for Spanish language learning resources, and I found a lot. One noticable difference between Spanish language and English, is that Spanish language distinguish between masculine and feminine nouns, singular or plural, and whether it is definite or indefinites.

In this blog I will highlight the basics of definite and indefinite articles in Spanish and how it is used, after this post, which talks about one of the basic lessons in Spanish language, I will delve more in this amazing language, by posting more topics regarding Spanish language.

Definite and Indefinite articles in Spanish
In Spanish, there are eight articles, which are grouped as following:

·      Indefinite articles:
un, una, unos, unas
These articles used to describe the indefinite nouns, for example in English, you would say:
A man, a woman; the counterpart for these two words in Spanish are un hombre, una mujer .

Masculine indefinite Articles
Article
Spanish Example
English Example
Type
un
un hombre
a man
Singular
unos
unos hombres
a men
Plural
Feminine indefinite Articles
Article
Spanish Example
English Example
Type
una
una mujer
a woman
Singular
unas
unas mujeres
a women
Plural

The above table illustrates the usage of indefinite articles, and whether it is masculine or feminine or whether it is singular or plural.

·      Definite articles:
el, la, los, las
definite articles used to describe a definite nouns, for example in English, you would say:
the man, the woman; the counterpart for these two words in Spanish are el hombre, la mujer .

Masculine indefinite Articles
Article
Spanish Example
English Example
Type
El
el hombre
the man
Singular
Los
los hombres
the men
Plural
Feminine indefinite Articles
Article
Spanish Example
English Example
Type
La
la mujer
the woman
Singular
Las
las mujeres
the women
Plural

The above table illustrates the usage of definite articles, and whether it is masculine or feminine or whether it is singular or plural.

As you can see, Spanish language is not like English language; when you want to describe a given noun, you have to describe it exactly, whether it is masculine or feminine, and whether it is singular or plural.
This is the first post regarding Spanish language; hope it was useful and helpful. Your comments and notes are most welcomed.