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"Indefinite article" is a noun which is often translated as "el artículo indefinido", and "definite" is an adjective which is often translated as "definitivo". Learn more about the difference between "indefinite article" and "definite" below.
indefinite article
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el artículo indefinido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When talking about professions, you usually don't use the indefinite article in Spanish.Al hablar de las profesiones, normalmente no se usa el artículo indefinido en español.
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definite(
deh
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fih
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niht
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (final)
a. definitivo
We will consider your request and give you a definite answer by the end of the month.Consideraremos su solicitud y le daremos una respuesta definitiva antes de fin de mes.
b. en firme
Have they already made a definite offer?¿Hicieron ya una oferta en firme?
2. (fixed)
a. definitivo
What are you doing for Christmas? - We don't have any definite plans yet.¿Qué van a hacer en Navidad? - Todavía no tenemos ningún plan definitivo.
3. (evident)
a. claro
The police have concluded that there is a definite pattern to these murders.La policía concluyó que estos asesinatos siguen una pauta clara.
b. indudable
We noticed a definite improvement in skin texture after using the product.Notamos una mejora indudable en la textura del cutis después de aplicar el producto.
4. (sure)
a. seguro
After looking at the body, he was quite definite that it wasn't his father.Tras ver el cadáver, estaba totalmente seguro de que no era su padre.
5. (unequivocal)
a. firme
Sometimes you have to take a very definite stand on an issue.A veces hay que adoptar una posición muy firme con respecto a una cuestión.
b. terminante
"I'm sorry. That's not convenient for me," she said in a definite tone."Lo siento, pero no me resulta conveniente", dijo en tono terminante.
6. (having discernible form)
a. definido
Your new hairstyle gives your hair a definite shape.Tu nuevo peinado le da una forma definida a tu cabello.
7. (grammar)
a. definido
Children, can you tell me whether "the" is a definite or indefinite article?Niños, ¿pueden decirme si "the" es un artículo definido o indefinido?
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