Las or Los for Policias?

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Las or Los for Policias?

Should this be "Las Policias" ?? 

Los policías persiguen al ladrón por toda la ciudad
Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Paul,

the word "policía" in Spanish referring to "the police" (the police force) is feminine "la policía".

If we are referring to a policeman or policewoman then we say "el policía" or "la mujer policía". The feminine in singular is not commonly used. I guess this way we distinguish it from the "force", to avoid confusion. In plural, referring to some policemen or policewomen it would be "los policías" or "las policías". 

I will change the sentence in the lesson as it is in plural and should say in English "The policemen", not "the police".

I hope this clarified it.

Un saludo

Inma

Las or Los for Policias?

Should this be "Las Policias" ?? 

Los policías persiguen al ladrón por toda la ciudad

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