Quick answer
"Dialecto" is a noun which is often translated as "dialect", and "idioma" is a noun which is often translated as "language". Learn more about the difference between "dialecto" and "idioma" below.
dialecto(
dyah
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lehk
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (linguistics)
a. dialect
En la montaña, conocimos a comunidades que preservaban un dialecto antiguo, difícil de entender.Up in the mountains, we met communities who preserved an old dialect which was difficult to understand.
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idioma(
ee
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dyoh
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mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. language
Mi abuela habla cuatro idiomas: español, inglés, euskera y francés.My grandmother speaks four languages: Spanish, English, Euskera, and French.
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