Feminine articles with letters

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Feminine articles with letters

Why doesn't "hache" follow the same rules as words like "agua" where the intial vowel is a stressed a?

ie, Why do we still say "la hache" and not "el hache" ?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola A 

Here's the link to the Kwiziq lesson Marsha suggested. 

By the end of the lesson we say that "hache" is an exception to the rule. 

I am not completely sure but I imagine "hache" uses the feminine article because it is referring to "la [letra] hache". 

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

See lesson 

Feminine nouns starting with a stressed "a" sometimes use masculine articles and quantifiers

DENNISC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It is an exception. Here is the response from RAE - 

https://twitter.com/raeinforma/status/1067029977370103808?lang=en

Feminine articles with letters

Why doesn't "hache" follow the same rules as words like "agua" where the intial vowel is a stressed a?

ie, Why do we still say "la hache" and not "el hache" ?

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