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"De mi" is a phrase which is often translated as "of my", and "vecino" is a noun which is often translated as "neighbor". Learn more about the difference between "de mi" and "vecino" below.
de mi(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. of my
Todo el mundo se burla de mi nuevo peinado.Everybody is making fun of my new haircut.
Tengo una fotografía de mi hermana en mi billetera.I keep a picture of my sister in my wallet.
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el vecino, la vecina(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (person who lives nearby)
a. neighbor
Nuestros vecinos nos trajeron un pastel de felicitación.Our neighbors brought us a congratulatory cake.
2. (inhabitant)
a. resident
Los vecinos del complejo de apartamentos presentaron quejas por el ruido.The residents of the apartment complex filed complaints about the noise.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (nearby)
a. neighboring
Varios de los parques vecinos implementaron una nueva política de la recolección de basura.Several of the neighboring parks implemented a new trash collection policy.
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