Usage note
This abbreviation may also be written "La." when it refers to the U.S. state.
la(
la
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el la
(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).
The note also known as A corresponds to la in solmization.La nota también llamada A corresponde a la en solfeo.
LA
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (city)
a. Los Ángeles
Have you ever been to LA? - No, I've never been to the west coast.¿Alguna vez has ido a Los Ángeles? - No, nunca he ido a la costa oeste.
3. (U.S. state)
a. Luisiana
Mardi Gras takes place in New Orleans, LA.El Mardi Gras tiene lugar en Nueva Orleans, Luisiana.
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la
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. la
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LA
abreviación
(US)
1 Los Angeles
2 Louisiana
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la(
lah
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (before singular or uncountable feminine nouns)
a. the
La pelota está en el tejado.The ball is on the roof.
La leche está en el refrigerador.The milk is in the refrigerator.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (direct object replacing feminine noun)
a. her
Quiero conocer a tu esposa. Si puedes, tráela la próxima vez.I want to meet your wife. If you can, bring her next time.
b. it
La carne que probamos estaba deliciosa. ¿Podemos cenarla?The meat we tried was delicious. Can we have it for dinner?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (the sixth note on a diatonic scale)
a. la
La canción va así: "la, si, la, do".The song goes like this: "la, ti, la, do."
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la
definite article
1 (con sustantivos) the
la mujer the woman; La India India
2
la de: mi casa y la de usted my house and yours; esta chica y la del sombrero verde this girl and the one in the green hat; la de Pedro es mejor Peter's is better; y la de todos los demás and everybody else's; and that of everybody else; ir a la de Pepe to go to Pepe's place; la de Rodríguez Mrs Rodríguez; ¡la de goles que marcó! what a lot of goals he scored!; ¡la de veces que se equivoca! how often he's wrong!
la
personal pronoun
(refiriéndose a ella) her; (refiriéndose a usted) you; (refiriéndose a una cosa, un animal) it;
la
(Música) la; A
la menor A minor
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