This word must be preceded by the definite article when referring to the noun.
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
1. (body of water)
a. el Atlántico
(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).
Columbus crossed the Atlantic with the intention of finding the East Indies.Colón cruzó el Atlántico con la intención de encontrar las Indias Orientales.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
the Atlanticel (océano) Atlántico
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
the Atlantic Oceanel océano Atlántico
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