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Here comes the first difference between English and Spanish. In English articles does not vary with gender. In Spanish they do vary.

Definite article (The)

THE
Singular Plural
Masculine
el los
The man: el hombre The men: los hombres
Feminine
la las
The woman: la mujer The women: las mujeres

We see here that articles change with masculine and feminine, singular and plural.
THE is signified by el, los, la, las in the above example.

Indefinite article (A, An)

A
Singular Plural
Masculine
Uno Unos
a man: un hombre some men: unos hombres
Feminine
Una Unas
a woman: una mujer some women: unas mujeres

 

Derivations

a: to/at

A + el hombre

To the man

Al hombre

De: of/from

De + el hombre

Of the man

Del hombre

In is written as en in spanish.