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"Demócrata" is a noun which is often translated as "democrat", and "socialista" is an adjective which is often translated as "socialist". Learn more about the difference between "demócrata" and "socialista" below.
el demócrata, la demócrata(
deh
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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. (supporter of democracy)
a. democrat
Siempre fui un demócrata y estuve en contra de las dictaduras.I've always been a democrat and opposed dictatorships.
2. (member of the Democratic Party)
a. Democrat
Los demócratas tenían la mayoría en el Senado, pero no en la Cámara de Representantes.The Democrats had a majority in the Senate but not in the House of Representatives.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (supporting democracy)
a. democratic
Yo instauré el sistema de primarias en mi partido. No se puede ser más demócrata.I set up the primary election system in my party. You can't get more democratic than that.
4. (related to the Democratic Party)
a. Democratic
Los candidatos republicano y demócrata debatirán hoy en televisión.The Republican and the Democratic candidates will debate today on TV.
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socialista(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (politics)
a. socialist
El candidato del partido socialista fue derrotado en las últimas elecciones.The socialist party candidate was defeated in the last elections.
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).
2. (politics)
a. socialist
Mi papá dice que los socialistas tienen ideales prácticamente inalcanzables.My dad says that the socialists have virtually unattainable ideals.
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