Tutor profile: Nesdaly A.
If arma, agua and alma are feminine nouns, why do we use "el" (a masculine article) before them?
To make the long story short it's mostly to avoid cacophony, which is the unpleasant repetition of a sound), that "la agua" or "la alma" would cause. Even though, in plural we can use the feminine plural article "Las": las aguas, Las águilas; and we can also use de feminine singular article if we have an adjective before the noun that doesn't start with an "a": la peligrosa arma.
What's the difference between semantics and pragmatics?
Semantic studies the literal meaning of a sentence or expression. In the other hand, pragmatic studies the meaning according to the context of the speakers.
What's the difference between the indefinite articles "a" and "an"?
Easy, a is used before singular countable nouns that begin with a consonant sound, which includes w9rds that start with a voiced "H" and the semivowel /ju:/. An is used before singular countable nouns that begin with a vowel sound or an unvoiced "H".
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