Using junto, junta, juntos and juntas = together

We use junto, junta, juntos and juntas in order to say together

Read and listen to these examples with junto, junta, juntos and juntas accompanying a noun:

Había demasiado polvo junto en la habitación.
There was too much dust gathered in the bedroom.

Nunca he visto tanta gente junta.
I have never seen so many people together.

Carlos y su hijo fueron juntos al cine.
Carlos and his son went together to the cinema.

Las chicas se vistieron juntas en el vestuario.
The girls got dressed together in the changing room.

Agreement

In the examples above, junto and junta agree with uncountable nouns, whereas juntos and juntas agree with countable nouns.

The adjectives junto/junta/juntos/juntas agree in gender and number with the noun they refer to.

  • Junto = singular masculine 
  • Junta = singular feminine 
  • Juntos = masculine plural
  • Juntas = feminine plural

When there is a mix of masculine and feminine nouns that need juntos/juntas we use the masculine form: juntos

Carmen y Antonio fueron al teatro juntos.
Carmen and Antonio went to the theatre together.

Note that when using junto/junta in the singular form with uncountable nouns (for example money or dust) there is a nuance of something being "accumulated in a place" or "a pile of something".

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Examples and resources

Había demasiado polvo junto en la habitación.
There was too much dust gathered in the bedroom.


Las chicas se vistieron juntas en el vestuario.
The girls got dressed together in the changing room.


Carlos y su hijo fueron juntos al cine.
Carlos and his son went together to the cinema.


Nunca he visto tanta gente junta.
I have never seen so many people together.


Pon todos los vasos juntos, por favor.
Put all the glasses together, please.


Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

JohanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Please define an uncountable noun for me. Why for example is money and dust uncountable but pillows is countable. Thanks

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Johan

Countable nouns are those we can count in units, for example: 

un pájaro, dos pájaros,... (a bird, two birds,...)

un hombre, dos hombres,...(a man, two men,...)

tres casas, cuatro casas,...(three houses, four houses,...)

Uncountable nouns are those that we cannot count in units, for example:

un dinero, dos dineros,..(a money, two moneys ?????)

una felicidad, dos felicidades,... (a happiness, two happiness,????)

This is what we are referring to in the lesson.

Hope it helps,

Inma

Please define an uncountable noun for me. Why for example is money and dust uncountable but pillows is countable. Thanks

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