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"Camino" is a noun which is often translated as "road", and "manera" is a noun which is often translated as "way". Learn more about the difference between "camino" and "manera" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (a path of travel)
a. road
El camino estaba bloqueado por un árbol caído.The road was blocked by a fallen tree.
b. track
Seguimos el camino del tren hacia el bosque.We followed the train track into the woods.
c. path
Había un camino de piedra desde la piscina hasta la casa.There was a stone path from the swimming pool to the house.
2. (route)
a. way
¿Les dijo bien el camino a su casa?Did she tell you the right way to her house?
b. route
¿Cuál es el camino más corto al estadio?Which is the shortest route to the stadium?
3. (distance traveled)
a. journey
Emprendimos el camino de regreso al amanecer.We set out on the return journey at dawn.
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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. (method)
a. way
Hay muchas maneras de construir una casa.There are many ways to build a house.
b. manner
Los archivos se tienen que guardar de manera que no haya riesgo de acceso no autorizado.The files must be stored in such a manner that there is no risk of unauthorized access.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (etiquette)
a. manners
Tiene muy buenas maneras tu nieto.Your grandson has very good manners.
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