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"Delgado" is an adjective which is often translated as "thin", and "alta" is a noun which is often translated as "discharge form". Learn more about the difference between "delgado" and "alta" below.
delgado(
dehl
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gah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slender)
a. thin
Estás muy delgado, Paco. ¡Come más de la sopa que te preparé!You're so thin, Paco. Have more of the soup I made you!
b. slim
La mujer delgada tenía el cabello oscuro y los ojos muy profundos.The slim woman had dark hair and very deep-set eyes.
2. (delicate)
a. fine
La araña tejió su telaraña con unos hilos muy delgados.The spider spun her web with very fine threads.
b. thin
No recomiendo que uses una tela tan delgada para hacer un pantalón de mezclilla.I wouldn't recommend you use such thin fabric to make jeans.
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alta(
ahl
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tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (medicine)
a. discharge form
Necesito una copia del alta médica que te dieron.I need a copy of the medical discharge form you were given.
2. (enrollment)
a. membership
Tenemos 15 altas nuevas este mes.We have 15 new memberships this month.
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