Rhe difference is that El is for boys and La is for girls.(example: (el) nino comes manzanas,(La)nina comes manzanas. Im not very good at spanish but I hope this helps you understand the difference between El and La
Usually if the world ends in 'o', we use el or los(plural),if ends in 'a' , use la or las(plural) , but some Irregular nouns.
Avery689833 touched most closely to the answer to your question.
In Spanish, El and La fulfill much the same functions as their English counterpart, The. However, in Spanish – and unlike English – nouns are gendered, and may be either feminine, masculine, or neuter.
For example you have el leño and la leña– two different words. El leño meaning the log and la leña, the firewood.
Masculine nouns use the definite article El and feminine nouns use the definite article La.
Be careful. The accent marks matter
él - he
el - the (masculine)
la - the (feminine)
no. Both "el" and "la" are "the". The first one is masculinum, the second one femininum.
"he" is "él". Note the accent.
I read an earlier comment with a great way to remember Él vs El:
Él = He = He can wear a hat. El = The = The can't wear a hat, because it doesn't make sense.
I have a good way to remember. Él = He because it has an accent (He can have an accent). El = The because it doesn't have an accent (The can't even speak, so how can it have an accent?)
Before you click to start the lesson, has anyone evee noticed the icons in the edge of the button to start? Click the light bulb and it explaims the stuff youre learning!!
TIP if you hover over the word it will give you a option in what it might be
Cool, I didn't know that. That tip will surely come in handy once I start doing more than eating apples and bread, and drinking milk and water. Thanks!
Do these kind of sentences (he eats apples, the woman drinks water and etc) mean that the person is currently doing it? Like he eats apples means he is currently eating apples? Or does it mean that he in general does eat them, like he isn't allergic or sth? Thanks in advance :)
Thats right but there are some things to think about if you use »la« and »el«:
El is the singular, masculine definite article, meaning "the," in Spanish and is used to define masculine nouns, while la is the feminine version. But there are a few instances where el is used with feminine nouns.
But there are a few instances where el is used with feminine nouns.
Do you have an example for that?
El agua, el arma, el aguila
They are all words with an initial stressed a. Their plurals show that they are truly feminine.
las aguas, las armas, las aguilas
Thanks. Learned something again (because first I could only think about words like día, which looks feminine because of the -a ending, but isn't).
you can't, but they usually appear in very different positions, so you can't mix them up: "el" has to appear before a noun, "él" stands isolated.
How do I here the difference between elle and él? Im finding it very hard to tell.
"elle"??? Maybe you think of "el". Well, "el" and "´el" are pronounced the same, but they can't be confused, because they appear in very different positions. "el" is the masculine definite article ("the") and stands in front of a noun, whereas "él" is the masculine singular personal pronoun ("he") and stands alone usually.
I just want to know when come and comer is going to be used... Just wanted to get familiar with the verbs in grammar and how they are gonna get used...
"comer" is the infinitive of the verb, meaning "(to) eat". "come" is the conjugated form for 3rd person singular (he/she/it), so it means "eats". In contrast to English, there are different conjugated forms for all the different persons:
I eat - (yo) como
you eat (singular informal) - (tú) comes
you eat (singular formal) - (usted) come
he/she/it eats - (él/ella) come
we eat - (nosotros) comemos
you eat (plural informal) - (vosotros) coméis
you eat (formal plural) - (ustedes) comen
they eat - (ellos/ellas) comen
How can 'eats' and 'apples' used together! when the verb is plural, noun is written in singular form
The verb must match the subject, not the object. The subject of the sentence is "he", which is singular.
In German language "He eats apples" and "He is eating apples" is the same thing. Is it like that in Spanish as well? Thanks :)
Part of the selection does not show fully printed. I think that I selected the correct words but the ones that were not fully printed were rejected & I got a message that I had omitted a word.
Any lesson can be repeated. Don't worry about the extra time to repeat the whole lesson, you'll learn the content better with the repetition.
WordReference is a good online dictionary with conjugations, in addition to definitions/translations.
It may look like an English word, but it doesn't sound at all like one.
I wrote 'El comer manzanas' when it was actually 'come'. It sounded like 'comer' so what....?!
Grammatically it could not be "comer", because that is an infinitive that doesn't fit there. It would be like saying "He (to) eat apples" in English.
because the English sentence doesn't contain "the" in front of "apples" either.
Is iy more accurate for this to be translated as "she eats apples" or "she is eating apples"?
It can translated as either.
If we wanted to directly translate the present progressive, is eating, into Spanish, we would write Ella está comiendo. However, depending on the context, the simple present come may also be used to indicate a present progressive action, and thus may also – and with equal utility – be translated as She is eating.
Not for indefinite plural. Just like in English. Look at your own sentence. Is there an article before "articles" or "nouns"?
Well, even if you couldn't hear the "s", you should have noticed that the sentence doesn't work without, because you can't use "apple" without an article here. "I eat apple" doesn't make sense.
The female voice on this particular recording is not clear. She does not say "él" or "ella", she says "e" (A). Which to me sounds closer to "ella", which is the answer they don't want. This particular recording needs to be redone so it's more clear-cut.
Yes, that's not a grammatically correct English sentence. Either "He eats" or "He is eating", but "he is eats" is nonsensical.
It takes a while to catch the gist of how to use the Spanish program. Did I miss an initial discussion on how to navigate this language module?
The sentence El come manzanas is wrong because It has a grammatical fault, isn't it?
Ok here is a question i cannot wrap my head around. How does one asign a gender to fruit, bread or milk? It gets confusing.
You don't have to look for a logic behind this. Consider it arbitrary. There are many languages that have the concept of genders for nouns, and the same word can be given a different gender in different languages. E.g. an apple is masculine in German ("der Apfel"), but feminine in French ("la pomme").
Yeah, he is right. Only the app follows this agreement and no one else. By the way, who can answer my question: When do you use "come" in a Spanish sentence?
Whom do you refer to when you say "he is right"? We don't have any context here if you don't place your reaction as a direct reply to another comment.
And what do you mean by "when do you use 'come' in a Spanish sentence? That's like "when do you use 'eats' in an English sentence". "come" is the 3rd person singular of "comer" ("to eat"), so you use it for saying "he/she/it eats" as well as for "he/she/it is eating". And the "singular formal you" "usted" goes as well with the 3rd person singular of the verb.
"el come manzanas" is not a correct Spanish sentence, because the "el" without accent is a definite article which can only appear in front of a noun (like saying "the eats apples" in English).
"él come manzanas" is "he eats apples" or "he is eating apples"
I answered he eat apples. I got wrong. But technically i was right. This app should learn subject verb agreement. Thanks