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"Diverso" is an adjective which is often translated as "diverse", and "variado" is an adjective which is often translated as "varied". Learn more about the difference between "diverso" and "variado" below.
diverso(
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behr
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soh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disparate)
a. diverse
En el zoológico tienen una variedad muy diversa de animales.The zoo has a very diverse variety of animals.
b. varied
En la pastelería encontramos tartas de diverso tipo.In the patisserie we found varied types of cakes.
c. various
En la carrera de Medicina estudié enfermedades de diversa naturaleza.While in medical school, I studied various illnesses.
2. (not the same)
a. diverse
Los dos actores tenían un acento diverso pero sólo uno encajaba con el personaje.Both actors had diverse accents but only one fit the character.
b. different
Teresa y Raquel proceden de un tipo de familia diverso.Teresa and Raquel come from different types of families.
3. (more than one)
a. several
Cuando te independices, tendrás que enfrentarte a diversas dificultades.When you become independent, you will have to face several difficulties.
b. various
En la tienda tenían diversas estanterías y no sabía cuál quedaría mejor en mi casa.In the store they had various shelves and I didn't know which one would fit my house best.
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variado(
bah
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ryah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mixed)
a. varied
En el crucero tienen actividades variadas y divertidas para los niños.The cruise offers varied and fun activities for the children.
2. (heterogeneous)
a. assorted
Pidamos un plato variado con carnes frías, quesos y frutas.Let's order an assorted platter with cold meats, cheeses, and fruit.
3. (multicolor)
a. variegated
Esta planta tiene algunas hojas que son solo verdes y otras que son variadas.This plant has leaves that are only green and other ones that are variegated.
b. having different colors
Te ves muy seria vestida solo de negro; ponte un vestido que sea más variado.You look too stern dressed in black; wear a dress that has different colors.
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