Quick answer
"De manera" is a phrase which is often translated as "in a way", and "modo" is a noun which is often translated as "way". Learn more about the difference between "de manera" and "modo" below.
de manera(
deh
 
mah
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neh
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rah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in a manner)
a. in a way
La empresa llevó a cabo los despidos de manera muy discreta.The company carried out the dismissals in a very discreet way.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En los últimos años el país ha cambiado de manera radical.The country has radically changed in recent years.
Ustedes saben que los apoyo de manera incondicional.You know that I support you unconditionally.
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modo(
moh
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (method)
a. way
En algunos países, una educación superior es el único modo de conseguir un trabajo bueno.In some countries, higher education is the only way to get a good job.
b. manner
En caso de incendio, evacúen el edificio de modo inmediato y ordenado.In the event of a fire, evacuate the building immediately and in an orderly manner.
2. (computing)
a. mode
Para finalizar la instalación, tienes que estar en modo Administrador.To complete the installation, you need to be in Administrator mode.
3. (grammar)
a. mood
En español, el modo subjuntivo se usa para expresar duda, incertidumbre o incredulidad.In Spanish, the subjunctive mood is used to express doubt, uncertainty, or disbelief.
4. (music)
a. mode
Acabo de aprender técnicas para tocar con mi guitarra los modos menores melódicos.I just learned techniques to play the melodic minor modes on my guitar.
modos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (etiquette)
a. manners
¿Qué modos son esos? Quita los codos de la mesa.Have you forgotten your manners? Get your elbows off the table.
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