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"Devoto" is an adjective which is often translated as "devout", and "pío" is an adjective which is also often translated as "devout". Learn more about the difference between "devoto" and "pío" below.
devoto(
deh
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boh
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (religious)
a. devout (person)
Francisco es un católico devoto que va a misa todos los días.Francisco is a devout Catholic who hears mass every day.
b. devotional (object or place)
Entre las obras exhibidas, se incluyen bellas pinturas devotas.The works exhibited include beautiful devotional paintings.
2. (faithful)
a. devoted
Woodhouse fue un mayordomo devoto que trabajó para la familia por décadas.Woodhouse was a devoted butler who worked for the family for decades.
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).
3. (religious)
a. devotee
Mis amigos son devotos de Krishna.My friends are Krishna devotees.
4. (aficionado)
a. fan
Me convertí en devoto del aeromodelismo cuando mi padre me regaló mi primer avión.I became a fan of aeromodelling when my father bought me my first airplane.
b. devotee
A los devotos de Shakespeare no les gustó esta interpretación moderna de Romeo y Julieta.Devotees of Shakespeare didn't like this modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.
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pío(
pee
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oh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (religious)
a. devout
Pablo y yo chocamos mucho porque él es muy pío y yo una atea convencida.Pablo and I clash a lot because he is very devout and I am a confirmed atheist.
b. pious
Las personas mayores que conozco son muy pías y van a misa los domingos.The old people I know are very pious and go to church every Sunday.
2. (dappled)
a. piebald
En el establo hay dos caballos negros y una yegua pía marrón y blanca.In the stable, there are two black horses and one piebald, brown-and-white mare.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (sound birds make)
a. cheep
Por la ventana abierta de la vecina, se oían los píos alegres del canario.Out of our neighbor's open window, you could hear the canary's happy cheeps.
b. tweet
Seguí los píos de los pajaritos y vi que había un nido en lo alto del árbol.I followed the little birds' tweets and saw that there was a nest at the top of the tree.
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