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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. (plural; indicating something specific)
2. (plural; when noun missing)
a. the ones
He picado unas cebollas. Eché las que estaban podridas.I chopped up some onions. I threw out the ones that were rotten.
¡Qué lindas chompas! Me gustan las verdes.What nice sweaters! I like the green ones.
3. (plural; indicating something in general)
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
Las mentiras duelen.Lies hurt.
Le encantan las matemáticas.She loves math.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (third person plural feminine)
5. (second person plural feminine)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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