an

USAGE NOTE
Before nouns starting with a consonant, "a" is used; before nouns starting with a vowel or a silent "h," "an" is used.
an(
ahn
)
An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
indefinite article
1. (general)
a. un (masculine)
That's an elephant.Eso es un elefante.
b. una (feminine)
I'd like an apple.Me gustaría una manzana.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
2. (each)
a. cada
Paulina is paid $20 an hour.A Paulina le pagan $20 cada hora.
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Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
an [æn] [ən] [n]
a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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