Hotel – el hotel
To remember that hotel is pronounced oh-tell (hotel) in Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
In the hotel, a bull was checking in!
NOTE: The bull is a Spanish icon, and whenever you see it in one of our images, it means that the word is basically the same in both English and Spanish. However, in the Spanish version, the "H" is silent, so it's 'otel.
Hotel is masculine, so it’s el hotel. Imagine a family of elephants arriving at a hotel: