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"Echar de menos" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to miss", and "luna" is a noun which is often translated as "moon". Learn more about the difference between "echar de menos" and "luna" below.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to long for)
a. to miss
Echo de menos a mi país y a su gente.I miss my country and its people.
2. (to feel that something is missing)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Echo de menos un buen índice en este libro.A good index would be really helpful in this book.
Echo de menos un poco más de entusiasmo en los jugadores.I feel the players should be a bit more enthusiastic.
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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. (astronomy)
a. moon
Deimos y Fobos son las dos lunas de Marte.Deimos and Phobos are the two moons of Mars.
2. (crystal pane)
a. window
Los ladrones empotraron el coche en la luna de la joyería.The thieves smashed the car into the jewelry store window.
3. (looking glass)
a. mirror
La imagen que la luna le devolvía era la de una mujer atractiva, de mediana edad.The image reflected in the mirror was that of an attractive, middle-aged woman.
4. (automobile)
a. windshield
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La luna delantera del coche se rompió a causa del impacto de una piedra.The front windshield broke because it was hit by a stone.
b. windscreen (United Kingdom)
La luna tintada de mi coche nuevo ayuda mucho con visibilidad.The tinted windscreen on my new car really helps with visibility.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
5. (astronomy)
a. Moon
La Luna da una vuelta completa alrededor de la tierra cada 28 días.The Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth every 28 days.
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