Here at Spanish for Seniors, we want to teach you some grammar. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say “the” in Spanish. If words are feminine (those that generally end in “a”), you would say “la” for “the.” For words that are masculine (generally ending in “o”) the word “the” would be “el.” A word that ends in any other letter may either be masculine or feminine – you have memorize which it is. Look below and see if you can pick out which words are masculine and which are feminine. Hint: the word that is after the “el” or “la” is the word that is masculine or feminine and “el” or “la” must match it. To learn more, be sure and take our free beginner Spanish course below.



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They (f) have (Ellas) Tienen
the book. el libro.
Dr. Garcia, you have Dr. Garcia (Ud.) Tiene
the job. el trabajo.
All of you have (Uds.) Tienen
the word. la palabra.
We have (Nosotros) Tenemos
the paper. el papel.
Carmen, you have Carmen, (Tú) Tienes
the thing. la cosa.
They (m) have (Ellos) Tienen
the cell phone. el teléfono celular.
They (f) have (Ellas) Tienen
the girl. la niña.
I have (Yo) tengo
the game. el juego.
All of you have (Uds.) Tienen
the business. el negocio.
Juana, you have Juana, (Tú) Tienes
the table. la mesa.