Quick answer
"Con" is a noun which is often translated as "la estafa", and "a" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "un". Learn more about the difference between "con" and "a" below.
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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. (fraud)
a. la estafa
(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).
He pretended to be my friend for years but really it was just a long con.Fingió ser mi amigo por años pero en realidad era una estafa larga.
b. el timo
(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).
It turned out he didn't love her. It was all a con.Resultó que no la quería. Era todo un timo.
2. (disadvantage)
a. el contra
(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).
You all know the pros of the strategy, but we need to discuss some of the cons as well.Todos conocen los pros de la estrategia, pero tenemos que tratar los contras también.
3. (criminal)
a. el preso
(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 presa
(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).
My friend knows a guy who is an ex con from Alcatraz.Mi amigo conoce a un tipo que era un preso en Alcatraz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to trick)
a. estafar
They conned me into buying this fake gold necklace.Me estafaron vendiéndome este collar de oro falso.
b. timar
It seems like everybody on La Rambla is trying to con you.Parece que todo el mundo en La Rambla intenta timarte.
5. (to learn)
a. estudiar
She had acquired obscure knowledge from conning the ancient tomes in the library.Había adquirido conocimientos oscuros estudiando los tomos antiguos en la biblioteca.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
6. (Conservative)
a. conservador
He knew at least that he could count on the Con. vote.Sabía por lo menos que podía contar con el voto conservador.
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An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
1. (singular article)
a. un (masculine)
Give me a pencil.Dame un lápiz.
b. una (feminine)
Can I have an apple?¿Me das una manzana?
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (per)
a. por
I am paid $85 a day.Me pagan $85 por día.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (letter)
a. la a
(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).
My name starts with an A.Mi nombre empieza con una A.
4. (grade)
a. el sobresaliente
(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 got an A on all my exams.Saqué sobresaliente en todos los exámenes.
5. (music)
a. el la
(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).
Juan played an improvisation in A minor.Juan improvisó en la menor.
b. la A
(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).
Can you sing an A, please?¿Puedes cantar una A, por favor?
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