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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "mapa" is a noun which is often translated as "map". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "mapa" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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mapa(
mah
-
pah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (cartography)
a. map
Sigue el sendero marcado en el mapa para no perderte en el bosque.Follow the path marked on the map to not get lost in the woods.
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