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"Example" is a noun which is often translated as "el ejemplo", and "preterite" is a noun which is often translated as "el pretérito". Learn more about the difference between "example" and "preterite" below.
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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. (illustration)
a. el ejemplo
(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).
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I can give you some examples of methods that have worked for me.Puedo darte ejemplos de los métodos que me han dado resultado.
b. la muestra
(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).
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Can you send us an example of your work?¿Puede enviarnos una muestra de su trabajo?
2. (specimen)
a. el ejemplar
(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).
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This bird is a magnificent example of its species.Este pájaro es un magnífico ejemplar de su especie.
3. (model)
a. el ejemplo
(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)
Parents should set an example if they want their children to read.Los padres deben dar ejemplo si quieren que sus hijos lean.
4. (lesson)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
They made an example of him so that others wouldn't dare follow in his footsteps.Le dieron un castigo ejemplar, para que otros no se atrevieran a seguir sus pasos.
They were determined to make an example of the prisoners as a warning to other dissidents.Estaban decididos a que los presos sirvieran de ejemplo para disuadir a otros disidentes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to illustrate)
a. ejemplificar
This recruitment policy alone examples the inherent racism in the company.Esta política de contratación por sí sola ejemplifica el racismo inherente a la empresa.
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preterite(
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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. (grammar)
a. el pretérito
(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 preterite is a past tense.El pretérito es un tiempo pasado.
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