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"Dólar" is a noun which is often translated as "dollar", and "peso" is a noun which is often translated as "weight". Learn more about the difference between "dólar" and "peso" below.
dólar(
doh
-
lahr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (currency)
a. dollar
El dólar estadounidense es la moneda de los Estados Unidos.The US dollar is the currency of the United States.
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peso(
peh
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (physics)
a. weight
El peso de un elefante puede alcanzar 8,000 libras.The weight of an elephant can reach 8,000 pounds.
2. (load)
a. weight
El prisionero cargaba con el peso de sus delitos para toda la vida.The prisoner carried the weight of his crimes for the rest of his life.
b. burden
Ya no pudo más con el peso de continuar el legado de su padre.He couldn't handle the burden of carrying on his father's legacy anymore.
3. (importance)
a. weight
La opinión del gobernador tiene mucho peso entre los votantes.The governor's opinion carries too much weight among voters.
4. (currency)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. peso
Dos tacos y una cerveza cuestan 50 pesos.Two tacos and a beer costs 50 pesos.
5. (currency)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. dollar
Necesito pesos para comprarme esos tenis.I need dollars to buy myself those sneakers.
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