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Translation of "the" - English-Spanish dictionary

the

determiner weak /ðə, ði/   strong /ðiː/
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 los a home for the elderly
used before numbers that refer to dates el Thursday
(Definition of the from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

the

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 mucho 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.
(Definition of the from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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