Determiners

Spanish Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Spanish. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Articles

Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

Grammar Rule

In English, you can express the definite article by using "the". In Spanish however you need 4 forms based on gender and number (el, los, la, las).

  • The book: el libro. The books: los libros. The house: la casa. The houses: las casas

In English, you can express the indefinite article by using "a". In Spanish however you need 4 forms based on gender and number (un, unos, una, unos).

  • A book: un libro. Some books: Unos libros. A house: una casa. Some houses: unas casas

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Spanish

Determiners Spanish Audio
The yellow pen is easy to findEs fácil encontrar la pluma amarilla
A yellow pen is easy to findEs fácil encontrar una pluma amarilla
A French teacher is hereAquí hay un maestro de francés
The French teacher is hereEl maestro de francés está aquí
Some languages are hardAlgunos idiomas son difíciles
Many languages are easyMuchos idiomas son fáciles
The student speaks KoreanEl alumno habla coreano
A student speaks KoreanUna alumno habla coreano
Some students speak KoreanAlgunos alumnos hablan coreano
Many students speak KoreanVarios alumnos hablan coreano
This student speaks KoreanEste alumno habla coreano
That student speaks KoreanEl alumno habla coreano
These students speak KoreanEstos alumnos hablan coreano
Those students speak KoreanAquellos alumnos hablan coreano

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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Spanish

People Spanish Audio
Aunttía
Babybebé
Boymuchacho
Brotherhermano
Child (female)niña
Child (male)niño
Cousin (female)prima
Cousin (male)primo
Daughterhija
Fatherpadre
Girlmuchacha
Grandfatherabuelo
Grandmotherabuela
Husbandmarido
Manhombre
Mothermadre
Nephewsobrino
Niecesobrina
Peoplegente
Sisterhermana
Sonhijo
Uncletío
Wifeesposa
Womanmujer

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Daily Conversation in Spanish

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Spanish

English Spanish Audio
How old is your sister?¿Qué edad tiene tu hermana?
I love my husbandAmo a mi esposo
This is my wifeElla es mi esposa
What's your brother called?¿Cómo se llama tu hermano?
Where does your father work?¿Dónde trabaja tu papá?
Your daughter is very cuteTu hija es muy bonita
What time is it?¿Qué hora es?
It's 10 o'clockson las 10:00
Give me this!¡dame esto!
I love youTe amo
Are you free tomorrow evening?¿ estás libre mañana en la tarde?
I would like to invite you for dinnerme gustaría invitarte a cenar

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Spanish about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.

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