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"Continuous" is an adjective which is often translated as "continuo", and "constant" is an adjective which is often translated as "constante". Learn more about the difference between "continuous" and "constant" below.
continuous(
kuhn
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tihn
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yu
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uhs
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (constant)
a. continuo
Learning a new language is a continuous and cumulative process.Aprender un idioma nuevo es un proceso continuo y acumulativo.
b. ininterrumpido
I'm looking forward to a continuous weekend of rest and relaxation.Estoy esperando un fin de semana ininterrumpido de descanso y relajación.
2. (grammar)
a. continuo
Don't use the continuous tense unless you are describing an ongoing action.No uses el tiempo continuo a menos que estés describiendo una acción en desarrollo.
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constant(
kan
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stihnt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ceaseless)
a. constante
One day, she got sick of the constant quarreling, so she moved out.Un día se hartó de esas discusiones constantes y se fue de la casa.
b. continuo
I can't sleep in this neighborhood with the constant noise.No consigo dormir en este barrio con ese ruido continuo.
2. (unchanging)
a. constante
The aqueous solution must be kept at a constant temperature.La solución acuosa debe mantenerse a una temperatura constante.
3. (faithful)
a. fiel
Huck's constant companion was Jim, the runaway slave.El fiel compañero de Huck era Jim, el esclavo fugitivo.
b. leal
He thought of her as a constant lover and friend.La consideraba una amiga y una amante leal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (mathematics or physics)
a. la constante
(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 b in this equation is a constant that changes only according to the temperature.La b de la ecuación es una constante que varía solo en función de la temperatura.
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