an
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Usage note
Before nouns starting with a consonant, "a" is used; before nouns starting with a vowel or a silent "h," "an" is used.
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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. 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.).
2. (each)
a. cada
Paulina is paid $20 an hour.A Paulina le pagan $20 cada hora.
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