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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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las
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las(
lahs
)
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)
a. the
¡Un aplauso para las ganadoras!Let's give the winners a big hand!
¡Mira lo que has hecho! ¡Has roto las sillas!Look at what you did! You broke the chairs!
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)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct 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)
a. them (direct object)
¿Has visto mis llaves? Las dejé aquí en la mesa.Have you seen my keys? I left them here on the table.
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.
(Latin America)
a. you (direct object)
Chicas, las vi pasar el otro día, pero no tuve tiempo para saludarlas.Hey girls, I saw you go past the other day, but I didn't have time to say hello.
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