Definite articles

Definite articles come before a specific object or an identifiable person:

LaLasLa niña, las doctoras the girl, the (female) doctors
ElLosEl niño, los profesores the boy, the (male) teachers

Notes: La changes to el in front of a feminine noun that begins with the letter a- or a stressed ha-:

El agua está fría.

The water is cold. 

El hambre era tremenda.

The hunger was terrible.

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