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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "nieto" is a noun which is often translated as "grandson". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "nieto" below.
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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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (relative)
a. grandson
Estoy muy emocionada porque mi nieto me viene a visitar mañana.I'm really excited because my grandson is coming to visit tomorrow.
b. grandkid
¡Cómo se parece tu nieto a ti!Your grandkid looks so much like you!
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (relatives)
a. grandchildren
Mi abuela tiene diez nietos.My grandmother has ten grandchildren.
b. grandkids
Yo voy todos los días a buscar a mis nietos a la escuela porque sus padres todavía están trabajando a esa hora.I go to pick up my grandkids from school every day because their parents are still working at that time of day.
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