Exemption of a in translation

SivanA0Kwiziq community member

Exemption of a in translation

A grammer question: 

I have been a member of- he sido miembro del...

Why there is no uno like in English - he sido uno miembro (this sentence is a mistake).

Asked 1 week ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sivan

Your question is not tagging any lesson so I can't see the whole sentence used, but, we do sometimes omit the article when we are using that noun with a very general meaning. For example, someone could also say something like "Tengo casa en Madrid" instead of saying "Tengo una casa en Madrid" - with the first one you are being more general and the second a bit more specific. 

Saludos

Inma

SivanA0Kwiziq community member

So I understand that Spanish is flexible in this issue more than English (like in word order in sentence that is not flexible in English).

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sivan

Yes, Spanish is more flexible in that respect, but I wouldn't take this as a strict rule. Sometimes the articles are necessary and there is no other option, for example with verb gustar:  Me gusta la paella y el vino. (you cannot drop the articles here at all)

Saludos

Inma

Exemption of a in translation

A grammer question: 

I have been a member of- he sido miembro del...

Why there is no uno like in English - he sido uno miembro (this sentence is a mistake).

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