Quick answer
"Diptongo" is a noun which is often translated as "diphthong", and "hiato" is a noun which is often translated as "hiatus". Learn more about the difference between "diptongo" and "hiato" below.
diptongo(
deep
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tohng
-
goh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (linguistics)
a. diphthong
En un diptongo las vocales no se separan, mientras que en el hiato sí.Vowels are not split in diphthongs, whereas in a hiatus they are.
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hiato(
yah
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (linguistics)
a. hiatus
La palabra "realidad" contiene el hiato "ea".The word "realidad" contains the hiatus "ea."
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