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"States" is a form of "state", a noun which is often translated as "el estado". "Americas" is a proper noun which is often translated as "las Américas". Learn more about the difference between "Americas" and "states" below.
Americas(
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meh
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kuhz
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (region)
a. las Américas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Columbus was the first European to sail to the Americas since the Vikings.Colón fue el primer europeo para navegar a las Américas desde los vikingos.
b. la América
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After he graduated from college, Liam spent a year traveling the Americas.Después de graduarse de la universidad, Liam pasó un año recorriendo América.
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state(
steyt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (condition)
a. el estado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The breakup put her in a terrible state of depression.La ruptura la puso en un estado terrible de depresión.
The current state of the government is favorable.El estado actual del gobierno es favorable.
2. (stage)
a. el estado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Ice is water in a solid state.El hielo es agua en un estado sólido.
3. (political)
a. la nación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(country)
Russia is a proud state with a rich history.Rusia es un estado orgulloso con una historia rica.
b. el estado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(area within a country)
She lives in the state of Virginia.Ella vive en el estado de Virginia.
4. (government)
a. el estado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Smith said that the state was guilty of ill-treating its citizens.Smith dijo que el estado era culpable de maltratar a sus ciudadanos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to declare)
a. declarar
He states that he is innocent.Él declara que es inocente.
6. (to present)
a. exponer
They stated all of the new rules to the employees.Les expusieron todas las reglas nuevas a los empleados.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
7. (relating to a state)
a. estatal
When you're traveling in America, it is important to remember that state laws vary across the country.Cuando viajes por América, es importante recordar que las leyes estatales varían en todo el país.
8. (relating to a country)
a. estatal
All the areas of the country taking in refugees can apply for state funding.Todas las regiones del país que están acogiendo a refugiados pueden solicitar financiación estatal.
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