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"Arte" is a noun which is often translated as "art", and "historia" is a noun which is often translated as "history". Learn more about the difference between "arte" and "historia" below.
arte(
ahr
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teh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (aesthetic creation)
a. art
Visitamos el Museo de Arte Moderno en Nueva York.We visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
2. (ability)
a. artistry
La labor del cirujano plástico es una combinación de ciencia y arte.A plastic surgeon's work is a combination of science and artistry.
b. skill
El carnicero trabaja con gran arte.The butcher works with great skill.
3. (craftiness)
a. cunning
Usó arte política para llegar a donde está.He used political cunning to get where he is.
artes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (various forms of art)
a. arts
Ella estudia una carrera en Bellas Artes, mientras su hermano estudia artes marciales.She is getting a degree in Fine Arts, while her brother is studying martial arts.
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historia(
ees
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toh
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ryah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (series of events)
a. history
Es sin duda una de las mentes más brillantes de la historia.There's no doubt she is one of the greatest minds in history.
2. (narrative)
a. story
La película cuenta la historia de una mujer que ha perdido a su hijo.The film tells the story of a woman who has lost her child.
3. (discipline)
a. history
Quiere estudiar historia y dedicarse a la enseñanza.He wants to study history and pursue a teaching career.
4. (something of the past)
a. history
Los CDs ya son historia.CD's are already history.
5. (excuse)
a. story
¡Ya estoy harto de tus historias! ¿Lo vas a hacer o no?I've had enough of your stories! ¿Are you going to do it or not?
6. (rumor)
a. tale
No quiero que vayas por ahí contando historias sobre mí.I don't want you to go around telling tales about me.
7. (fling)
a. affair
Ha tenido varias historias con mujeres casadas.He has had several affairs with married women.
8. (dealing)
a. business
Estaba metido en una historia muy turbia.He was involved in some very shady business.
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