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"Bi" is a prefix which is often translated as "bi", and "tetra" is a noun which is often translated as "el tetra". Learn more about the difference between "bi" and "tetra" below.
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
1. (two)
a. bi
Rachel speaks Spanish and is studying bilingual education in the United States.Rachel habla español y está estudiando educación bilingüe en los Estados Unidos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(sexual preference)
a. bisexual
That famous singer is bi, and she dates both men and women.Esa cantante famosa es bisexual, y tiene amoríos tanto con hombres como con mujeres.
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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. (animal)
a. el tetra
(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 have two tetras swimming in the fishbowl on my desk.Tengo dos tetras nadando en la pecera en mi escritorio.
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