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"Artículo" is a noun which is often translated as "article", and "lengua" is a noun which is often translated as "tongue". Learn more about the difference between "artículo" and "lengua" below.
artículo(
ahr
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tee
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koo
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loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (publication)
a. article
En el diario de hoy, hay un artículo interesante sobre el cuidado de la salud.There's an interesting article in today's newspaper about health care.
b. entry (dictionary)
No hay un artículo para esa palabra en el diccionario de la RAE.There's no entry for that word in the RAE dictionary.
2. (commerce)
a. item
Aunque la fila para la caja de 15 artículos o menos se ve más larga, avanza rápido.Although the line for 15 items or less looks longer, it moves quickly.
b. article
En esta tienda, vendemos vajillas, utensilios de cocina y artículos para el hogar.In this store, we sell tableware, kitchenware, and household articles.
3. (grammar)
a. article
El artículo definido es la palabra que se usa con más frecuencia en el inglés.The definite article is the most frequently used word in English.
4. (legal)
a. article
Mis derechos como comprador figuran en el Artículo 20 de la Constitución.My rights as a buyer appear in the Article 20 of the Constitution.
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lengua(
lehng
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gwah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. tongue
El doctor me pidió que abriera la boca y sacara la lengua.The doctor asked me to open my mouth and stick out my tongue.
2. (system of communication)
a. language
La lengua española se derivó de un dialecto del latín popular.The Spanish language was derived from a dialect of colloquial Latin.
b. tongue
Su lengua materna es xinca.His mother tongue is Xinca.
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