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"Auto" is a noun which is often translated as "car", and "autoestima" is a noun which is often translated as "self-esteem". Learn more about the difference between "auto" and "autoestima" below.
auto(
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (vehicle)
a. car
¿Te transportas al trabajo en auto o en bici?Do you commute to work by car or by bike?
b. automobile
La compañía ha invertido grandes cantidades en los autos eléctricos.The company has invested heavily in electric automobiles.
2. (legal)
a. decree
El juez dictó un auto de consentimiento.The judge issued a consent decree.
b. edict
Los abogados dicen que el auto del magistrado podría socavar el sistema legal.The lawyers say the magistrate's edict could undermine the legal system.
3. (play)
a. religious play
Los niños del catecismo hicieron un auto sobre la infancia de Jesús.The Sunday-school children put on a religious play about Jesus's childhood.
b. mystery play
El auto de los Reyes Magos es uno de los más antiguos.The mystery play about the Magi is one of the oldest.
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
prefix
4. (by one's self)
a. auto
La autobiografía de la actriz fue un bestseller.The actress's autobiography was a bestseller.
autos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (proceedings)
a. proceedings
Hay que revisar los autos para ver si el demandante pidió una liquidación. We must review the proceedings to see if the plaintiff requested a liquidation.
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autoestima(
ow
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toh
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ehs
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tee
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mah
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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. (general)
a. self-esteem
Los niños que desarrollan confianza en sí mismos y alta autoestima son capaces de solucionar mejor los conflictos.Children that develop self-confidence and high self-esteem are better able to resolve conflicts.
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