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"Dispuesto" is an adjective which is often translated as "willing", and "preparado" is an adjective which is often translated as "prepared". Learn more about the difference between "dispuesto" and "preparado" below.
dispuesto(
dees
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pwehs
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inclined)
a. willing
Estoy dispuesta a ayudar en lo que necesites.I'm willing to help in whatever you need.
b. prepared
No estamos dispuestos a renunciar a nuestros derechos como trabajadores.We're not prepared to give up our rights as workers.
2. (disposed)
a. ready
Todo está dispuesto para la recepción.Everything is ready for the reception.
b. arranged
Los pétalos están dispuestos de distintas maneras en distintas flores.Petals are arranged differently in different flowers.
3. (skillful)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. handy
Mi esposa es muy dispuesta con los arreglos de la casa.My wife is very handy at fixing things in our house.
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preparado(
preh
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pah
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rah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in an appropriate condition)
a. prepared
Todo está preparado para la clase.Everything is prepared for the class.
b. ready
Estoy más que preparado para el viaje.I'm more than ready for the trip.
2. (experienced)
a. qualified
El maestro de historia es un hombre muy preparado.The history teacher is a highly qualified man.
b. trained
Contrataron a un técnico muy preparado.They hired a highly trained technician.
c. educated
Isabel es una persona preparada e inteligente.Isabel is an educated and intelligent person.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (medicine)
a. preparation
El doctor me recetó un preparado para la tos.I was prescribed a cough preparation by the doctor.
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