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"Answer" is a noun which is often translated as "la respuesta", and "retort" is a noun which is often translated as "la réplica". Learn more about the difference between "answer" and "retort" below.
answer(
ahn
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suhr
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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. (reply)
a. la respuesta
(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)
I really need an answer to my question.De verdad necesito una respuesta a mi pregunta.
b. la contestación
(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)
You have to decide and give us an answer by tomorrow at the latest.Tienen que decidir y darnos una contestación como muy tarde mañana.
2. (solution)
a. la solución
(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)
You got the right answer but lost points for not showing your work.Obtuviste la solución correcta pero perdiste puntos por no mostrar tu trabajo.
b. la respuesta
(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)
The answer was in front of us the whole time.La respuesta estaba delante de nosotros el tiempo entero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to respond)
a. responder a
I love it when people answer my emails immediately.Me encanta que respondan a mis correos inmediatamente.
b. contestar
Take your time to answer all the questions.Tómense su tiempo para contestar todas las preguntas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to respond)
a. contestar
I called her twice, but she did not answer.La llamé dos veces, pero no contestó.
b. responder
She thought deeply before answering.Ella pensó profundamente antes de responder.
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retort(
rih
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tort
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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. (reply)
a. la réplica
(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)
I tried to come up with a snappy retort to the pick-up line, but I could only think to say "Not interested."Intenté idear una réplica pícara al piropo, pero solo se me ocurrió decir "No me interesa".
Just listen for a second! And I don't want to hear any of your smart-mouth retorts.¡Solo escúchame un momento! Y no quiero oír ninguna de tus réplicas insolentes.
2. (chemistry)
a. la retorta
(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)
The chemist distilled the solution in a retort.La química destiló la solución en una retorta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to reply)
a. replicar
"You're the one accusing me of being greedy? Oh, that's rich!" Joanna retorted."¿Eres tú el que me acusa a mí de ser codiciosa? ¡Qué chistoso!" replicó Joanna.
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