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"Época" is a noun which is often translated as "period", and "era" is a noun which is often translated as "era". Learn more about the difference between "época" and "era" below.
época(
eh
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poh
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kah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (duration of time)
a. period
La universidad fue la mejor época de mi vida.College was the best period of my life.
b. time
En esa época, no sabía realmente lo que quería de una relación.At that time, I didn't know what I really wanted in a relationship.
c. age
El siglo pasado fue una época de conflictos en Europa.Last century was an age of conflicts in Europe.
d. epoch (formal)
Los dinosaurios vagaban el planeta en una época antigua.Dinosaurs roamed the planet in an ancient epoch.
2. (time of year)
a. season
La época de sequía de Ecuador comienza en junio.Ecuador's dry season begins in June.
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era(
eh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (period of time)
a. era
La revolución pacífica de 1989 parecía el comienzo de una nueva era.The peaceful revolution of 1989 seemed the dawn of a new era.
b. age
Con el cabo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, entramos a una nueva era. With the end of the Second World War, we entered a new age.
2. (agriculture)
a. threshing floor
Limpió la era y llevó el grano al granero.He cleaned up the threshing floor and took the grain into the barn.
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