【Spanish Lesson #7】Indefinite article

Spanish Lesson #7Indefinite article

Last week I wrote about the definite article ‘THE’, which you can check in the link below, today, I will write about the Indefinite article ‘A’ and ‘AN’ in the Spanish language. Though the use of ‘A’ and ‘AN’ in Spanish is quite different and I had to research using other materials to understand it.

Spanish Lesson #6The Definite article

In my weekly Spanish class (though not I don’t attend it weekly as I am a lazy person), the indefinite article has gender and number.

The masculine and singular for ‘a’ and ‘an’ is ‘UN’ and the masculine and the plural of for ‘some’ is ‘UNOS’.


Un padre – a father
Unos amigos – some friends

The feminine and singular for ‘a’ and ‘an’ is ‘UNA’ and the feminine and plural for ‘some’ is ‘UNAS’.


Una naranja – an orange
Unas manzanas – some apples

Masculine ‘a/an’





Feminine ‘a/an’





From other resources:

If the unmodified noun after the verb to be ‘ser’ is used before the indefinite article, omit the indefinite article especially if the nouns are a reference to social status, occupation, religion, or affiliation.

For example:

×Wrong: Soy un profesor
Correct: Soy professor
English: I am a teacher.

×Wrong: Es artista
Correct: Es una artista
English: She is an artist.


I can only give vocabulary words in Spanish as I am still a beginner in the Spanish language, and I cannot write proper grammar yet. That’s why, for now, I cannot give more explanation about the construction of Spanish grammar. I only rely on what the teacher discussed per week.

For example:

un gato – a cat
un vaso – a glass
un buen dentista – a good dentist
unos niños – some children
Unos caballeros – some gentlemen
unos pañuelos – some handkerchiefs

una amiga – a friend
una piedra – a stone
una casa amarilla – a yellow house
Unas chicas – some girls
unas monedas – some coins
unas palabras – some words

That’s all for now.

This is Ringo.

I’ll see you soon.


For my Spanish lessons that I am still not fluent and need more effort to study, you can check the link below:

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>> 【SPANISH LESSON #4】The verb “to be”
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