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Shouldn't this sentence should be written without **los**?


Isn't the sentence

Estamos leyendo los periódicos.,
that is written in the reference section in the uses of estar should be written without los?

ser and estar

updated ENE 12, 2010
edited by Issabela
posted by ljubep
Edited: I corrected the title - Issabela, ENE 12, 2010
thank you - ljubep, ENE 12, 2010

1 Answer


In this example:

Estamos leyendo los periódicos. (We are reading the newspapers.)

los refers to particular newspapers, not just any. In other situation we could say: Estamos leyendo -- periódicos (We are reading newspapers), Estamos leyendo unos periódicos/Estamos leyendo algunos periódicos (the last two examples would be translated to We are reading some newspapers).

updated ENE 12, 2010
posted by Issabela
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