Hospital – el hospital
To remember that hospital is pronounced oss-pit-al (hospital) in Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
The injured bull was taken to hospital.
NOTE: The bull is a Spanish icon, and whenever you see it in one of our images, it means that the word is similar in both English and Spanish. In this case, hospital in Spanish is...hospital! But remember the "H" is silent in Spanish, so you say 'ospital.
Hospital is masculine, so it’s el hospital. Imagine a hospital for elephants: