Quick answer
"Diapositiva" is a noun which is often translated as "slide", and "transparencia" is a noun which is often translated as "transparency". Learn more about the difference between "diapositiva" and "transparencia" below.
diapositiva(
dyah
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poh
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see
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tee
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bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. slide
Las últimas diapositivas contienen gráficas con los resultados del estudio.The last slides contain charts showing the results of the study.
b. transparency
El maestro proyectó diapositivas con mapas del Reino Unido.The teacher projected transparencies of UK maps.
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transparencia(
trahns
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pah
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rehn
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syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (quality of being transparent)
a. transparency
La transparencia de la mampara me hace sentir incómodo cuando hay alguien más en el baño.The transparency of the shower screen makes me feel uncomfortable when there is someone else in the bathroom.
2. (fact of not hiding anything)
a. transparency
Los ciudadanos se quejan de la falta de transparencia del gobierno.The citizens complain about the lack of government transparency.
b. openness
La transparencia de Juan hace que sea fácil pillarlo si miente.Juan's openness makes it easy to catch him when he lies.
3. (photography)
a. slide
Al colocar las transparencias sobre el proyector se ven las imágenes en la pared.When you put the slides on the projector you can see the pictures on the wall.
b. transparency
La transparencia tiene anotaciones hechas con un rotulador.The transparency has some notes on it made with a marker.
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