Quick answer
"Pros" is a form of "pro", a preposition which is often translated as "a favor de". "Contra" is a preposition which is often translated as "contra". Learn more about the difference between "contra" and "pros" below.
contra(
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (opposed)
a. contra
I was confused during class because that lesson was contra everything I'd ever learned before.Me confundía durante la clase porque esa lección fue contra todo lo que había aprendido antes.
Contra
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (military)
a. la Contra
(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).
Although US involvement was banned by Congress, President Reagan continued to support the Contra movement.Aunque la participación de EEUU fue prohibida por el Congreso, el presidente Reagan siguió apoyando el movimiento de la Contra.
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pro(
pro
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (in favor of)
a. a favor de
Business owners want a Secretary of Commerce who is pro private enterprise.Los empresarios quieren un ministro de Comercio que esté a favor de la empresa privada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(professional)
a. el profesional
(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 profesional
(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).
She's really good at tennis. She plays like a pro.Es muy buena tenista. Juega como una profesional.
3. (advantage)
a. el pro
(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).
When I was deciding whether to take the job, its location was definitely one of the pros.A la hora de decidir si aceptar o no el trabajo, es cierto que la ubicación era uno de los pros.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (professional)
a. profesional
He became a pro golfer at only 17.Se hizo golfista profesional cuando tenía solo 17 años.
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