"when is el and la used"?
in certain sentences , how is el used and how is la used
They both mean "the," as in "the dog ran." El is used before a masculine noun, for example "el hombre." And la is used before a feminine noun, for example, "la mujer."
There are a few exceptions to this rule, such as "el agua" (agua is a feminine noun).
i had a similar question, what is the difference between el and la, but i know that, like, "el maestro" is a male teacher and "la maestra" is a female teacher. stuff like that.
Ahhh! But what about El policía?