LOS ARTÍCULOS Articles. the a(n), some Spanish articles English often uses definite articles (the) and indefinite articles (a, an) before nouns. Spanish also has definite and indefinite articles—used much more! Spanish articles vary in form because they agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. Definite articles Spanish has four forms that are equivalent to the English definite article the. You use definite articles to refer to specific nouns. Masculine Feminine Singular Singular el diccionario la computadora the dictionary the computer Plural Plural los diccionarios las computadoras the dictionaries the computers Indefinite articles Spanish has four forms that are equivalent to the English indefinite article, which according to context may mean a, an, or some. You use indefinite articles to refer to unspecified persons or things. Masculine Feminine Singular Singular un amigo a (one) friend una bandera a (one) flag Plural Plural unos amigos unas banderas some friends some flags ¡INTÉNTALO! Provide a definite article for each noun in the first column and an indefinite article for each noun in the second column. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ¿el, la, los o las? _____ chico _____ chica _____ maleta _____ cuadernos _____ lápiz _____ mujeres 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ¿un, una, unos o unas? _____ autobús _____ escuela _____ computadora _____ hombre _____ señoras _____ lápices Los infinitivos An infinitive (el infinitivo) is the most basic verb form in all languages. In English, it is always preceded by "to," as in "to run," "to love," and "to travel." In Spanish, infinitives consist of only one word and are separated into three different conjugations according to their endings: -ar, -er, or -ir. These endings are attached to the root of a verb to form the whole infinitive hablar, correr, compartir Verbs in the infinitive form indicate what the action is but nothing about who is doing the action at what point in time.