Quick answer
"Current" is an adjective which is often translated as "actual", and "actual" is an adjective which is often translated as "real". Learn more about the difference between "current" and "actual" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (present)
a. actual
The current situation demands immediate action from the government.La situación actual requiere la actuación inmediata del gobierno.
b. de actualidad
It's an online publication that addresses current topics.Es una publicación en línea en la que se tratan temas de actualidad.
2. (in circulation)
a. último
Is that the current issue of the journal?¿Es ése el último número de la revista?
3. (prevailing)
a. generalizado
Current views are that the drug should not be prescribed for osteoporosis.La opinión generalizada es que el medicamento no debería recetarse para la osteoporosis.
4. (in use)
a. vigente
That meaning of the word is still current.Ese uso de la palabra todavía está vigente.
5. (valid)
a. vigente
Enter your current license number.Introduzca el número de la licencia vigente.
6. (present-day)
a. en curso
This is the easiest way to calculate estimated taxes for the current year.Ésta es la forma más sencilla de calcular los impuestos del año en curso.
7. (up to date)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
How do I find out if my visa petition has become current?¿Cómo puedo saber si mi solicitud de visa está en fecha para ser procesada?
You must first become current with your late payments.Primero, tiene que actualizar sus pagos atrasados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (water, air)
a. la corriente
(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).
It's difficult to make any progress when you're swimming against the current.Es difícil avanzar cuando nadas en contra de la corriente.
9. (electrical)
a. la corriente
(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).
These cables are durable enough to handle high-voltage currents.Estos cables son lo suficientemente fuertes como para resistir corrientes de alto voltaje.
10. (trend, ideas)
a. la corriente
(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).
Within the country there are different currents of opinion on the matter.Dentro del país existen distintas corrientes de opinión sobre el asunto.
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actual(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (real)
a. real
Obesity is an actual problem in our society.La obesidad es un problema real de nuestra sociedad.
2. (precise)
a. propiamente dicho
We are holding a big party the day after our actual wedding.Vamos a tener una fiesta grande el día después de nuestra boda propiamente dicha.
b. mismo
The book has a nice design, but the actual text leaves a lot to be desired.El diseño del libro es bonito, pero el texto mismo deja mucho que desear.
3. (specific)
a. textual
I can't remember her actual words, but it was something to the effect that she didn't like our way of doing things.No recuerdo sus palabras textuales, pero era algo así como que no le gustaba nuestra forma de hacer las cosas.
b. exacto
Can you give us the actual figures?¿Puede darnos las cifras exactas?
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