Articles, Nouns & Adjectives
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English [Auto] Now that you have learned how to use the different programs to address the people you want and use the right word conjugation for each one of them it's time to polish the language a little bit. We're going to learn about nouns articles and adjectives and we're going to explain them within the English grammar first for those who are not familiar with the terms what are nouns nouns are words we use to name people animals objects and even concepts. There are two kinds of nouns common nouns and proper nouns. Examples of common nouns for animals and people are man woman dog the proper noun for these examples would be what we call names. In this case Jane Louise Lassie as a famous TB dog. In Spanish these is exactly the same common nouns would be Omri mohair Pedro and the names would be the proper nouns prana Louise Lassie. What about objects. A cell phone a library and the cookie and the proper noun would be the brands or the names of the building iPhone or the cell phone. Oriel for the cookie or the Library of Congress which is the name of that particular library in Spanish. We have similar cases. They live for now so ladder barely thicker Galya did that and their names iPhone Oreo and be believed they gathered in Congress the last category is concepts concepts are objects that don't have any physical form. Examples of common nouns that are concepts are time nature ACG and the proper names for these would be the names we give them in poetry or storytelling. When authors portray time as a person they would often call him Father Time thus giving him a proper name. The same happens with Mother Nature and every C.D. which has a name in Spanish We have the same thing. I'm not sure I have actually read something out bothered. The temple but I'm using it here. Any way to help you understand this topic let mother not Ralitsa is a classic and my city is called Werner's ideas so let's summarize everything we've learned what are nouns nouns are words we use to name people animals objects and concepts in Spanish. Nouns have gender everything can be either masculine or feminine. The best way to remember the gender of a noun is to memorise it along with its article. For example if you want to memorize the word man Sunnah which means Apple. The best way to do it is by learning its article Le Mans Sana. It's feminine a very masculine so what articles Articles are words that define and known as a specific or any specific. So what's the difference. Think about it for a while. When you say I ate an apple you are telling the other person that you ate just in the apple. But when you say I ate the apple you are implying the other person knows which Apple you're referring to. Those articles made the object specific or on a specific in Spanish. We have the same thing except that for each one we have the plural version and the feminine version. So instead of two we have for one battle or not battles or one man Sana or next month and that means we are talking about just any dog or dogs or just any apple or apples. When we are talking about specific nouns we're going to use L for masculine or lack for feminine nouns and laws or laugh for the plural versions which brings us to the last part of this trilogy. The actor leaves what are our objectives. Adjectives are describing words that give you more details about the noun. Examples. The gray cat drinks the milk the big dog runs. I love black dresses in Spanish. It would be a guide dog please bear a lecture a better program. Go read your AMA. Let's see those negatives. And here comes a very important warning. Articles and adjectives have to agree in gender and number with the noun. So if you have a feminine singular known the article and the ACT active should be feminine and singular to look at these examples. La Nina lean that this is correct. The article LA and the active Linda. I agree with the noun. Both are feminine and singular laws federal got. Wrong. The article is plural. Laws federal and the noun is singular federal or God though flat out wrong. The active is feminine blacker and the noun is masculine. Own got though a ghetto now that you've polished your Spanish a little more adding articles and actives. It's time to start using them like crazy. You then need to memorize if you memorize. At this point your focus will be in remembering the information instead of understanding. Trust me you will remember use all the cheat sheets you need for now.