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"Dobla" is a noun which is often translated as "dobla", and "doble" is an adjective which is often translated as "double". Learn more about the difference between "dobla" and "doble" below.
dobla(
doh
-
blah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (currency)
a. dobla
La dobla fue acuñada en Castilla en la Edad Media.The dobla was issued in Castile in the Middle Ages.
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doble(
doh
-
bleh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (quantity)
a. double
Quisiera una carga doble de espresso.I'd like a double shot of espresso.
b. dual
Tienen doble nacionalidad porque sus padres son de dos países distintos.They have dual nationality because their parents are from two different countries.
c. large (drink)
Pídeme un café con leche doble, por favor.Get me a large coffee with milk, please.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (film)
a. double
El Sr. Thomson trabajaba como el doble de Gorbachev.Mr. Thomson worked as Gorbachev's double.
b. stand-in
Usó una doble para las escenas que solo la muestran de espalda.She used a stand-in for the scenes that only show her back.
3. (someone who closely resembles another person)
a. lookalike
Contratamos a un doble de Elvis para la feria.We hired an Elvis lookalike for the fair.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (quantity)
a. twice as much
Diez es el doble de cinco.Ten is twice as much as five.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (quantity)
a. twice as much
Estoy comiendo doble ahora que estoy embarazada.I am eating twice as much now that I am pregnant.
b. double
No sé si es el cansancio o mis lentes, pero veo doble.I don't know if it's fatigue or my glasses, but I am seeing double.
dobles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (tennis)
a. doubles
Los antiguos rivales se enfrentarán en la cancha de los dobles.The former rivals will face each other on the doubles court.
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