Have you ever thought of the importance of the Spanish article?
Despite your language may or may not have it, doesn’t actually mean that you fully understand the importance of it when you’re speaking Spanish. The Spanish article carries a lot of meaning, that’s why it is always the first one to come in, to introduce you its new friend: the noun. The article has been always considered a snitch, since it’s always coming first informing you about what gender and number you’re facing. It’s literally telling you tones of information about that noun.
Ex: La clase
Who would ever dare to think that the word información (information) is feminine? If it weren’t because of the article we couldn’t actually know which gender it is, unless we’re giving adjectives to describe it. By setting “el/la” the article is already telling you all you need to know about the noun:
Article: —Report to bridge, a masculine singular noun is right ahead! Implementing evasive manoeuvre! It’s not masculine, I repeat, it’s not what it looks like! — Or at least that’s how I imagine it. But also, it’s capable to tell the listener if the object (or being) that’s treated in the sentence is known to him/her or not.
Ex: Un coche / El coche
By telling un coche in place of el coche we’re openly saying that either we don’t know about which car we’re talking about or simply none of us know anything, hence it’s just an example.
We really hope that this article helped you understand the important of using articles in your speech and how much you’re saying about yourself when you use them.