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"Rates" is a form of "rate", a noun which is often translated as "la tarifa". "Certain" is an adjective which is often translated as "seguro". Learn more about the difference between "certain" and "rates" below.
certain(
suhr
-
tihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (definite)
a. seguro
What is certain is that technology will keep advancing.Lo que es seguro es que la tecnología seguirá avanzando.
2. (convinced)
a. seguro
I can't be completely certain, it's just a suspicion.No estoy completamente segura, es solo una sospecha.
3. (particular)
a. cierto
Certain things are better left unsaid.Ciertas cosas es mejor callárselas.
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rate(
reyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cost)
a. la tarifa
(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 company reduced the rates for all services to attract more clients.La compañía redujo las tarifas de todos los servicios para atraer a más clientes.
b. el precio
(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 rates for gasoline reached an all-time high.Los precios de la gasolina llegaron a un máximo histórico.
2. (measure)
a. la tasa
(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 immigration rate in the United States goes up every year.La tasa de inmigración en los Estados Unidos aumenta cada año.
b. el índice
(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 candidate promises a fall in the unemployment rate as part of her campaign.La candidata promete una disminución del índice de desempleo como parte de su campaña.
3. (speed)
a. el ritmo
(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).
People were entering and exiting the building at an alarming rate.La gente entraba y salía del edificio a un ritmo alarmante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to classify)
a. clasificar
The movie is rated R due to violence and sexual content.La película está clasificada R por violencia y contenido sexual.
5. (to evaluate)
a. evaluar
It is her job to rate the performance of all of the employees.Es su trabajo evaluar el rendimiento de todos los empleados.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to be classified)
a. considerarse
He rates as one of the best guitarists in the world.Se considera uno de los mejores guitarristas del mundo.
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