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"Dicho" is an adjective which is often translated as "said", and "hecho" is a noun which is often translated as "fact". Learn more about the difference between "dicho" and "hecho" below.
dicho(
dee
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choh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. said
La compañía no puede hacerse cargo de dichas cantidades.The company is unable to pay the said amounts.
b. aforementioned
No está permitido el uso de dichos materiales.The use of the aforementioned material is not allowed.
c. this
Nuestras medidas no son suficientes para dicho efecto.Our measures are not enough to this effect.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (proverb)
a. saying
"El dinero no da la felicidad" es un dicho antiguo."Money can't buy happiness" is an old saying.
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hecho(
eh
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choh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (reality)
a. fact
¿Cuáles son los hechos de su historia?What are the facts of his story?
2. (event)
a. incident
Están muy avergonzados por aquel hecho.They are very ashamed of that incident.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (to be done)
a. made
La artesanía que venden en el mercado está toda hecha a mano.The crafts sold at the market are all hand made.
¿De qué está hecho?What is it made of?
b. done
Me gustan los filetes bien hechos.I like my steak well done.
¡Bien hecho!Well done!
4. (finished)
a. ready
¿Está hecha la cena?Is dinner ready?
5. (turned into)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después de la mudanza, estaba hecha polvo.I was completely exhausted after we moved.
Esta casa está hecha un asco.This house is really dirty.
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