Galician Articles

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Galician Articles

Learning the Galician Articles displayed below is vital to the language. Galician articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an".

Grammar Tips:

Definite Article:

Unlike English, which has only one definite article “the", Galician has 4 definite articles:

O (masculine singular)... o libro (the book)

A (masculine singular) ... a casa (the house)

Os (masculine plural) ... os libros (the books)

As (feminine plural) ... as casas (the houses)

 

Indefinite Article:

While we have (a / an / some) in English as indefinite articles, we also have un / unha --- uns/ unhas in Galician.

In general, whenever (a, an) are used in English you, you need to use (un) or (unha) to say the equivalent in Galician.

Un (masculine singular) ... un libro (a book)

Unha (masculine singular) ... unha casa (a house)

Uns (masculine plural) ... uns libros (some books)

Unhas (feminine plural) ... unhas casas (some houses)

 

Example: Os libros que teño están  nunha casa dun amigo (The books I have are in a house of a friend).


Here are some examples:

English ArticlesGalician Articles
articlesartigos
theo
aun
oneun
somealgúns
fewpoucos
the booko libro
the booksos libros
a bookun libro
one bookun libro
some booksalgúns libros
few booksalgúns libros

Notice the structure of the Articles in Galician.

List of Articles in Galician

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Galician. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Galician vocabulary.

English VocabularyGalician Vocabulary
Foodcomida
almondsaméndoas
breadpan
breakfastalmorzo
buttermanteiga
candylambetada
cheesequeixo
chickenpolo
cumincomiño
dessertsobremesa
dinnercea
fishpeixe
fruitfroita
ice creamxelado
lambaño
lemonlimón
lunchComida
mealcomida
meatcarne
ovenforno
pepperpementa
plantsplantas
porkcarne de porco
saladensalada
saltsal
sandwichbocadillo
sausagesalchicha
soupsopa
sugarazucre
suppercea
turkeyperú
applemazá
bananabanana
orangeslaranxas
peachespexegos
peanutcacahuete
pearsperas
pineappleananás
grapesuvas
strawberriesmorangos
vegetableslegumes
carrotcenoria
cornmillo
cucumberpepino
garlicallo
lettuceleituga
olivesoliva
onionscebolas
pepperspementos
potatoespatacas
pumpkincabaza
beansfeixóns
tomatoestomates

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