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"Being" is a noun which is often translated as "el ser", and "past participle" is a noun which is often translated as "el participio pasado". Learn more about the difference between "being" and "past participle" below.
being(
bi
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ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (a living thing)
a. el ser
(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 human being is the only species that blushes.El ser humano es la única especie que se sonroja.
There are many debates on the existence of otherworldly beings.Hay muchos debates sobre la existencia de seres de otro mundo.
2. (existence)
a. el ser
(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).
Between being and doing, who's to say what truly makes a man?Entre el ser y el hacer, ¿quién dirá cuál verdaderamente hace al hombre?
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past participle(
pahst
 
par
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dih
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sih
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puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el participio pasado
(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).
There are many more irregular past participles in English than there are in Spanish.Hay mucho más participios pasados irregulares en inglés que en español.
b. el participio pasivo
(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 past participle of the verb "hacer" is "hecho".El participio pasivo del verbo "hacer" es "hecho".
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