Gender in Spanish
See following Examples carefully —-
el chico = the boy la chica = the girl
el libro = the book la revista = the magazine
el gato = the male cat la gata = the female cat
So,unlike English ,we have to discriminates nouns in male and female by using el or la.We use “the ,a ,an” in the English but they do not depend on the gender of the noun but in spanish “el” is used for masculine and “la” is for feminine and same as “the” in English.