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"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "seguro" is an adjective which is often translated as "safe". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "seguro" below.
de(
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate origin)
a. from
Mis padres vienen de Nicaragua.My parents are from Nicaragua.
2. (used to indicate material)
a. of
Esta mesa está hecha de plástico.This table is made of plastic.
3. (used to express possession)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te recojo en el coche de mi padre.I'll come get you in my father's car.
¿Esa no es la casa de Susana?Isn't that Susana's house?
4. (used to indicate characteristics)
a. of
La comida era de gran calidad.The food was of great quality.
5. (used to indicate content)
a. of
Andrés siempre llevaba una bolsa de canicas.Andres always carried around a bag of marbles.
6. (with compound nouns)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a comprar otro traje de baño para el verano.I'm going to buy another bathing suit for the summer.
Se usa la palanca de cambios para cambiar las marchas.You use the gear shift to change the gears.
7. (used to indicate time)
a. in
Es mejor trabajar de mañana.It is better to work in the morning.
8. (used to express cause)
a. with
Me sorprendí llorando de pena al pensar en él.I caught myself crying with sorrow when I thought of him.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
9. (letter)
a. d
¿Dijiste la letra de o te?Did you say the letter d or t?
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seguro(
seh
-
goo
-
roh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (out of danger)
a. safe
El lugar más seguro de la casa durante un tornado es el sótano.The safest place in a house during a tornado is the basement.
2. (confident in an idea)
a. sure
¿Estás seguro que quieres nadar con tiburones?Are you sure you want to swim with sharks?
3. (stable)
a. secure
No te encarames en esa silla, ¡no es segura!Don't climb up on that chair. It isn't secure!
En esta economía, los trabajos seguros no abundan.In this economy, there aren't a lot of secure jobs.
4. (trustworthy)
a. reliable
Él no es una fuente de información segura.He is not a reliable source of information.
5. (self-assured)
a. confident
Ahora soy una persona más segura que lo que era de más joven.I'm a more confident person now than when I was younger.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (without doubt)
a. for sure
Seguro que superaremos estas dificultades.We will overcome these troubles for sure.
b. surely
Miguel vendrá a la fiesta, de seguro.Miguel will surely come to the party.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
7. (indemnification in case of accidents)
a. insurance
Después del accidente me subieron la prima de seguro de coche.After the accident they raised my car insurance premium.
8. (device)
a. lock
Acabo de instalar el seguro en esta puerta.I've just installed a lock in this door.
b. safety (guns)
¿Tiene un buen seguro tu pistola?Does your gun have a good safety?
c. safety pin
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Se me rompió el zipper, así que usé un seguro para cerrar el vestido.The zipper broke, so I used a safety pin to close the dress.
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