Die Übersetzung von "the" - Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch


determiner weak /ðə, ði/ us /ðə, ði/ uk strong /ðiː/ us /ðə, ði/

A1 used before nouns to mean things or people that have already been talked about or are already known

el, la, los, las
Can you pass the salt?
I’ll pick you up at the station.

A1 used before nouns when only one of something exists

el, la, los, las
the Eiffel Tower
the world

used before some adjectives to make them into plural nouns

a home for the elderly

used before numbers that refer to dates


(Die Übersetzung von "the" von Cambridge Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


definite article /ðə, ði/

(The form /ðə is used before words beginning with a consonant eg the house , ðəhaus or consonant sound eg the union , ðəˈjuːnjən; the form , ði is used before words beginning with a vowel eg the apple , ði ˈapl or vowel sound eg the honour , ði ˈonə /)

el, la, los, las

used to refer to a person, thing etc mentioned previously, described in a following phrase, or already known

El, Ella, Ellos, Ellas
Where is the book I put on the table?
Who was the man you were talking to?
My mug is the tall blue one
Switch the light off!

used with a singular noun or an adjective to refer to all members of a group etc or to a general type of object, group of objects etc

el, la
The horse is running fast.
I spoke to him on the telephone
He plays the piano/violin very well.

used to refer to unique objects etc, especially in titles and names

el, la
the Duke of Edinburgh
the Atlantic (Ocean).

used after a preposition with words referring to a unit of quantity, time etc

el, la, los, las
In this job we are paid by the hour.

used with superlative adjectives and adverbs to denote a person, thing etc which is or shows more of something than any other

el, la, los, las
He is the kindest man I know
We like him (the) best of all.

( often with all) used with comparative adjectives to show that a person, thing etc is better, worse etc

He has had a week’s holiday and looks (all) the better for it.
the … the …

( with comparative adjective or adverb ) used to show the connection or relationship between two actions, states, processes etc

cuanto más … más
The harder you work, the more you earn.

(Die Übersetzung von "the" von PASSWORT Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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