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What does "las ultimas noticias" mean?

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The Spanish phrase "las últimas noticias" translates into English as "the latest news." Because Spanish is gender oriented, and "noticias" is a feminine noun, the plural definite article "las" is in feminine form.

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"Las" is a plural definite article that translates as "the" or "them." "Ultimas" is a plural feminine noun that means "latest" or "last," depending on the context. "Noticias" is also a feminine noun, and it can translate into English as "news," but it can also refer to a news broadcast. "Estaba viendo las noticias" is in English "I was watching the news." "Me dijeron la noticia" is "they told me the news" in English.

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