y hace escala en el Amazonas, Barbados y Chile.

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

y hace escala en el Amazonas, Barbados y Chile.

Hello,

I was wondering why the singular "el" is used in the sentence : 

"y hace escala en el Amazonas, Barbados y Chile. "  I would have thought it would be plural, as they are going to several destinations and if that doesn't factor in, then the Amazonas are plural or is that considered one country. Also, would it be correct to say: "y hace escala en Amazonas, Barbados y Chile. "  and leave out the "el" ?

Thank you. 

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Nicole

The narrator is using "el" Amazonas because it is referring the the river "el (río) Amazonas". When we talk about the river we use it with the article. For Barbados and Chile we don't use any article.

Hope this helps

Inma

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hola Inma , gracias.

y hace escala en el Amazonas, Barbados y Chile.

Hello,

I was wondering why the singular "el" is used in the sentence : 

"y hace escala en el Amazonas, Barbados y Chile. "  I would have thought it would be plural, as they are going to several destinations and if that doesn't factor in, then the Amazonas are plural or is that considered one country. Also, would it be correct to say: "y hace escala en Amazonas, Barbados y Chile. "  and leave out the "el" ?

Thank you. 

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