The word "Articulo (Article)" has multiple meanings and uses in the Spanish language. If you are a student of the Spanish language, you will have noticed that these words are very frequently used. Although some of its meanings are merely technical, but you will certainly use several of them.

Media Article

“Articulo (Article)” refers to each of the texts of various authors that function as separate parts of a compendium, newspaper or magazine that is intended for the publication of news or television. The term is often used in allusion to news articles in tv, opinion or documentary.

The word “Articulo (Article)” comes from the Latin “articulus'', which means 'of the bones'. Therefore, it is understood that an article, together with others, forms the structure of a broad work, including a speech, a constitution or a law, or a publication, tv program and including a magazine.

Newspaper Article

In journalism, each of the writings that make up a periodical publication is called an article, in which a specific news item is related, exposed and or analyzed.

Opinion Article

One of the most popular genres in journalism is, of course, the “Opinion Article”. An opinion article is a text in which an intellectual reflects, analyzes and ponders a news item, problem or topic of social importance, with the purpose of providing opinion and guiding a debate.

The opinion article is a subgenre of journalism, of an argumentative and persuasive nature, characterized by presenting the position, evaluations and analysis that, on a certain matter or event of public interest, is carried out by a specialist with credibility and authority. Opinion articles are of great importance, since they influence public opinion and provide tools to question and review the direction and solutions of matters of social interest.

Academic Article

The "Academic Article" is also known as "Research Article". A research article is an academic work of a short or medium length, which aims to present the result of an investigation of scientific aspirations, be it experimental or theoretical. The purpose of a research article is to disseminate the results of a study, which represent a contribution in the field of the specialty, whether it is natural sciences or social sciences.

Article on Law

In the legal field, laws, regulations and rules are usually drawn up in the form of articles. Each article is a segment of the law that deals with a specific aspect. Each of the articles of the law must be listed. If the article covers a very broad subject, it can be subdivided into sections, paragraphs or areas which are usually identified by a letter.

The Grammar Article

In grammar, an article is a word or particle that expresses the gender and number of a particular noun or whether or not the noun is determined.

  • Definite articles: specify gender and number. Example: la, las, el, los.
  • Indefinite articles: indicates presence but does not offer specific information about the noun. Example: un, unos, una, unas.

Commercial Article

Technically, you can translate it as "stock item". Each of the objects in a stock destined for sale is called an article (in the Spanish language). Meaning, in this context, an article is a specific product intended for marketing.