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"I" is a noun which is often translated as "la i", and "the" is a definite article which is often translated as "el". Learn more about the difference between "i" and "the" below.
i(
ay
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (letter)
a. la i
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"India" begins with an i."India" empieza con una i.
b. la i latina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do you write your name with an i or a y?¿Escribes tu nombre con una i latina o con una i griega?
I
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (subject)
a. yo
Mark is from England, but I am from Spain.Mark es de Inglaterra, pero yo soy de España.
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the(
thuh
)
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. el (singular, masculine)
The pencil is in the drawer.El lápiz está en el cajón.
b. la (singular, feminine)
The ball is on the floor.La pelota está en el piso.
c. los (plural, masculine)
I like all the dresses in the store.Me gustan todos los vestidos de la tienda.
d. las (plural, feminine)
The flowers you bought are lovely.Las flores que compraste son hermosas.
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