Quick answer
"Critical" is an adjective which is often translated as "crítico", and "minor" is an adjective which is often translated as "menor". Learn more about the difference between "critical" and "minor" below.
critical(
krih
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dih
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kuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (negative)
a. crítico
The priest was critical of the values of today's youth.El sacerdote fue crítico con respecto a los valores de los jóvenes de hoy en día.
2. (very serious)
a. crítico
Income inequality is a critical problem. If left unchecked, revolution is inevitable.La desigualdad de ingresos es un problema crítico. Si no se controla, la revolución es inevitable.
3. (decisive)
a. crítico
The climate accord came at a critical juncture for the planet.El acuerdo climático se dio en una coyuntura crítica para el planeta.
b. fundamental
The lopsided terms of World War I's peace treaty were a critical cause of World War II.Los términos desiguales del tratado de paz de la Primera Guerra Mundial fueron una causa fundamental de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
4. (analytical)
a. de la crítica
The play was met with critical disdain.La obra de teatro fue recibida con un desdén de la crítica.
5. (physics)
a. crítico
Dark matter is at least 99% of the universe and as such brings the total density close to the critical value.La materia oscura es al menos el 99% del universo y, como tal, acerca la densidad total a su valor crítico.
6. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The patient was in critical condition after his fall from a third story window.El paciente estaba grave después de su caída de la ventana de un tercer piso.
When the doctors said he was critical, we called for the priest.Cuando los médicos dijeron que estaba en estado crítico, llamamos al sacerdote.
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minor(
may
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nuhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (small)
a. menor
The rain was just a minor setback.La lluvia no fue más que un contratiempo menor.
b. leve (injury, illness)
We were in an accident but we only got minor injuries.Tuvimos un accidente pero solo sufrimos heridas leves.
2. (music)
a. menor
Can you teach me to play D minor on my guitar?¿Me puedes enseñar a tocar re menor en la guitarra?
3. (sports)
a. menor
My son plays with the baseball minor league.Mi hijo juega con la liga menor de béisbol.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (legal)
a. el menor
(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 menor
(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).
If he's a minor, his parents need to sign the consent form.Si es un menor, sus padres tienen que firmar el consentimiento.
5. (education)
a. la asignatura secundaria
(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).
I majored in Linguistics. My minor was in Translation.Me especialicé en Lingüística y mi asignatura secundaria fue Traducción.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to study)
a. estudiar como asignatura secundaria
My best friend minored in Literature.Mi mejor amiga estudió literatura como asignatura secundaria.
minors
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (sports)
a. las ligas menores
(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 plays in the minors for now.Juega en las ligas menores por ahora.
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