Quick answer
"Difundido" is an adjective which is often translated as "widespread", and "a" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "difundido" and "a" below.
difundido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (propagated)
a. widespread
Ese es un mito muy difundido, pero no es cierto.That's a fairly widespread myth, but it's false.
b. broadcast
La noticia difundida en Internet era un bulo.The news broadcast on the Internet turned out to be a false rumor.
c. diffuse
No podemos tener un enfoque tan limitado porque seguro que tu propuesta tendrá efectos difundidos en el futuro.We can't have such a narrow focus because your proposal is sure to have diffuse effects in the future.
d. disseminated
Hay que luchar contra la idea difundida de que la mujer debe cumplir con el rol de ama de casa.We have to fight against the disseminated idea that women must comply with the role of housewife.
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a(
ah
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to
Ve a tu habitación.Go to your room.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. to
A la izquierda puedes ver el parque.To your left you can see the park.
3. (used to indicate an exact moment)
a. at
Saldremos al amanecer.We will leave at dawn.
4. (used to indicate mode)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Podía respirar a duras penas.He was hardly able to breathe.
5. (the personal "a")
a. to
No te olvides de escribir a tus abuelos.Don't forget to write to your grandparents.
6. (used to give orders)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A fregar los platos!Go do the dishes!
¡A la cama!Off to bed!
7. (used with quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me encantaría ganar dinero a espuertas.I would love to earn lots of money.
Llovía a cántaros.It was pouring.
8. (used to express purpose)
a. to
Vino a saludar.He came to say hello.
9. (used to express frequency)
a. per
Trabajo ocho horas al día.I work eight hours per day.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
10. (letter)
a. a
Ese adjetivo debe terminar con una a.That adjective should end in an a.
11. (music)
a. A
El pianista tocó una A.The pianist played an A.
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