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¿La habitación o el habitación?

La forma correcta es: la habitación La regla por la cual se usa artículo masculino delante de sustantivo femenino corresponde cuando la "a" o "ha" del sustantivo está acentuada. ...
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Preparo una cena vs. preparo la cena

We usually say "preparo la cena" because it is clear which dinner I am referring to: today's dinner. There is only one dinner today. If the day when the dinner takes place is open, then &...
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Confused about when to use an article

In the first sentence: Los perros odian los limones you are referring to lemons in general (as well as to dogs in general). This generic plural use requires the use of the article. The underlying ...
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Confused about when to use an article

En líneas generales los adjetivos sirven para informar sobre una "cualidad" del sustantivo o un nombre al que acompañan. Si tú dices "los perros odian los limones", estás diciendo ...
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Preparo una cena vs. preparo la cena

La cena is the evening meal. If I say preparo la cena, I mean that I am preparing food to be eaten this evening, unless the context indicates that I am talking about a specific dinner for another day. ...
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use of article in sentences like "you do (something)" vs "you love to do (something)"

The reason why we say: Tú tocas música. and NOT: Tu tocas LA música. is that the person in question does not play ALL the music and, most important, "música" is the object of the verb. &...
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How to refer to body parts

En español, el artículo adquiere valor posesivo cuando determina a sustantivos que denotan partes o posesiones inherentes o inalienables, como son las partes del cuerpo; así, se dice «Me duele la ...
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