Spanish Definite Article
The English definite article is "the" and has five Spanish equivalents: el, la, los, las; one for each gender and number of nouns they acompany.
The definite articles are those that talk about something that we know and can identify.
La hija de María está enferma.
María's daughter [lit: the daughter of María] is ill.
El panadero no vende pan esta mañana.
The baker is not selling bread this morning.
Los coches no deben aparcar encima de la acera.
[The] cars must not park on the pavement.
Pon las madalenas en el horno.
Put the cakes in the oven.