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"Bachelor" is a noun which is often translated as "el soltero", and "single" is an adjective which is often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "bachelor" and "single" below.
bachelor(
bah
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chuh
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luhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unmarried man)
a. el soltero
(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).
The prince is one of Europe's most eligible bachelors.El príncipe es uno de los solteros más cotizados de europa.
2. (graduate)
a. el licenciado
(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).
, la licenciada
(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).
The majority of the science bachelors from our program find a job easily.La mayoría de los licenciados en ciencias de nuestro programa encuentran un trabajo con facilidad.
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single(
sihng
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guhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (just one)
a. solo
We only have one single cookie left? Who ate them all?¿Nos queda una sola galleta? ¿Quién se las comió?
b. único
We need to make a single payment.Tenemos que hacer un pago único.
2. (without a partner)
a. soltero
She's so beautiful. I wish she were single.Es tan linda. Ojalá estuviera soltera.
b. solo
Are you in a relationship or are you single right now?¿Ahora mismo tienes pareja o estás solo?
3. (for one person)
a. individual
I would like a single room with a balcony, please.Quisiera una habitación individual con balcón, por favor.
b. sencillo
Sandra's moving to a single bedroom next semester.Sandra se va a cambiar a un dormitorio sencillo el próximo semestre.
c. para uno solo
Sebastian sleeps in a single bed.Sebastián duerme en una cama para uno solo.
4. (simple)
a. sencillo
The rope came loose because it was tied with a single knot.La cuerda se soltó porque estaba atada con un nudo sencillo.
5. (one-way) (United Kingdom)
a. de ida
How much is a single ticket?¿Cuánto cuesta el billete de ida?
b. sencillo
It's not worth it buying a single ticket for a weekend trip.No vale la pena comprar un boleto sencillo para un viaje del fin de semana.
6. (emphatic)
a. todo (in affirmative phrases)
Every single thing I said is true.Absolutamente todo lo que dije es verdad.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in negative phrases)
Not a single day passes without me thinking of him.No pasa ni un solo día en el que no piense en él.
There's not a single thing you can do here, so why don't you go home and rest?No hay nada que puedas hacer aquí, así que ¿por qué no te vas a casa y descansas?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (room)
a. la habitación individual
(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).
Would you like a single or a double, Mr. Jones? - A single, please. I'm traveling alone.¿Quiere una habitación individual o doble, señor Jones? - Una habitación individual, por favor. Viajo solo.
b. la habitación sencilla
(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).
We're on a tight budget, so we squeezed into a single when we went to the city.Tenemos un presupuesto ajustado, así que nos metimos todos en una habitación sencilla cuando fuimos a la ciudad.
8. (ticket) (United Kingdom)
a. el boleto sencillo
(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).
With the sale they're having, it's better to buy two singles.Con la oferta que tienen, es mejor comprar dos boletos sencillos.
b. el boleto de ida
(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).
I bought a single to Marbella because I don't know when I'll return.Compré un boleto de ida a Marbella porque no sé cuando voy a volver.
c. el billete de ida
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Scott bought a single to Los Angeles, then drove back to New York.Scott compró un billete de ida a Los Angeles, y luego manejó de regreso a Nueva York.
9. (music)
a. el sencillo
(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).
Have you heard Ximena's new single? It's awesome.¿Ya escuchaste el nuevo sencillo de Ximena? Está genial.
b. el single
(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).
Chuck Berry's single "Johnny B. Goode" became an instant classic when it was released in 1958.El single "Johnny B. Goode" de Chuck Berry se convirtió en un clásico instantáneo cuando fue lanzado en 1958.
10. (sports)
a. el sencillo
(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).
(baseball)
The batter hit a single with the bases loaded.El bateador conectó un sencillo con las bases llenas.
b. el tanto
(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).
(cricket)
The batsman hit a single.El bateador bateó un tanto.
11. (money)
a. el billete de un dólar
(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).
I gave the bellboy a single.Le di un billete de un dólar al botones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to select; used with "out")
a. distinguir
The actress was singled out for her dedicated environmental campaigning.La actriz fue distinguida por sus dedicados esfuerzos en hacer campaña a favor del medio ambiente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (sports)
a. conectar sencillo
The batter singled and reached first base.El bateador conectó sencillo y llegó a primera base.
singles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
14. (tennis)
a. los individuales
(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).
Bobby won the singles twice and will also play in next week's tournament.Bobby ganó dos veces los individuales y también jugará en el torneo de la próxima semana.
15. (unmarried people)
a. los solteros
(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).
, las solteras
(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).
Did you know this is a bar for singles?¿Sabías que esto es un bar para solteros?
b. los singles
(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).
, las singles
(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).
Why don't you use one of those apps that helps singles find a partner?¿Por qué no usas una de esas apps que ayuda a singles a buscar pareja?
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