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"Edad" is a noun which is often translated as "age", and "año" is a noun which is often translated as "year". Learn more about the difference between "edad" and "año" below.
edad(
eh
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dahd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (years lived)
a. age
No puedo creer que tengas la misma edad que Norma.I can't believe you're the same age as Norma.
2. (era)
a. age
Estamos viviendo en una edad de desarrollo tecnológico rápido.We're living in an age of fast technological development.
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año(
ah
-
nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (period of time)
a. year
El año pasado nos mudamos a Madrid.Last year we moved to Madrid.
2. (of school)
a. grade
Si fallo el examen tendré que repetir el año.If I fail this test, I will have to repeat the grade.
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