Quick answer
"CD" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "CD", and "MP3" is a noun which is often translated as "el MP3". Learn more about the difference between "CD" and "MP3" below.
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (compact disc)
a. el CD
(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 the band's CD so that I could hear all their new songs.Compré el CD de la banda para poder escuchar todas sus canciones nuevas.
2. (corps diplomatique)
a. el CD
(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).
Members of the Canadian CD landed in Mali this morning.Miembros del CD canadiense aterrizaron esta mañana en Mali.
3. (certificate of deposit)
a. el CD
(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 sold my CD before the company lost value in the stock market.Vendí mi CD antes de que la empresa perdiera valor en la bolsa.
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MP3
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (computing)
a. el MP3
(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).
Though MP3s are small files, their audio quality can be quite good.Aunque los MP3 son archivos muy pequeños, su calidad auditiva puede ser muy buena.
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