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"Demasiado" is an adverb which is often translated as "too", and "los" is a definite article which is often translated as "the". Learn more about the difference between "demasiado" and "los" below.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in excess)
a. too
No me juzgues demasiado rápido.Don't judge me too quickly.
b. too much
Si corro demasiado, me duelen las rodillas.If I run too much, my knees hurt.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in excess)
a. too much (uncountable)
Fue demasiada comida para mí.It was too much food for me.
b. too many (countable)
Son demasiadas tareas para una persona.There are too many tasks for one person.
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A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (plural)
a. the
Todos los asientos estaban ocupados.All the seats were taken.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (plural)
a. them
Escoja los plátanos que quiera y póngalos en una caja.Pick the bananas you prefer, and put them in a box.
b. you
Damas y caballeros, un guía los acompañará hasta la entrada.Ladies and gentlemen, a guide will walk you to the entrance.
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