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"Drogadicto" is a noun which is often translated as "drug addict", and "marihuana" is a noun which is often translated as "marijuana". Learn more about the difference between "drogadicto" and "marihuana" below.
el drogadicto, la drogadicta(
droh
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gah
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deek
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toh
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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).
1. (substance abuser)
a. drug addict
La policia allanó una casa donde muchos drogadictos compraban sustancias ilegales.The police raided a house where many drug addicts were buying illegal substances.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (drug dependent)
a. drug-addicted
La cantante drogadicta falleció de una sobredosis.The drug-addicted singer died of an overdose.
b. addicted to drugs
En ese barrio hay muchos jóvenes drogadictos.There are a lot of young people addicted to drugs in that area.
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marihuana(
mah
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ree
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wah
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nah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. marijuana
Las hojas de la planta de la marihuana tienen una forma característica.The leaves of the marijuana plant have a distinctive shape.
b. marihuana
La policía detuvo al hombre por cultivar marihuana en un huerto en su casa.The police arrested a man for growing marihuana in a kitchen garden at his home.
2. (drug)
a. marijuana
La única vez que fumé marihuana me sentí primero relajado y después mareado.The only time I've smoked marijuana I felt relaxed first and then dizzy.
b. marihuana
En el reggae concierto todo el mundo fumaba marihuana y bailaba.At the reggae concert everyone was smoking marihuana and dancing.
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