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Old November 21, 2011, 02:26 PM
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When to use de/del

What are the grammar rules for when it's appropriate to use de/del?

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Old November 21, 2011, 03:09 PM
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de = of
del = of the (singular masculine article)
de la = of the (singular feminine article)
de los = of the (plural masculine article)
de las = of the (plural feminine article)
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unless the article is part of a name:

"las palabras del salvador"
"importado de El Salvador"

"Noticias del país"
"Noticias de El País"
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