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"Celular" is a noun which is often translated as "cellphone", and "tele" is a noun which is often translated as "TV". Learn more about the difference between "celular" and "tele" below.
celular(
seh
-
loo
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lahr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (telephone)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cellphone
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se me cayó el celular al agua y ya no funciona.I dropped my cellphone in water and now it's not working.
b. mobile (United Kingdom)
No me puedo creer que algunos alumnos no apaguen sus celulares durante la clase.I can't believe that some students don't turn off their mobiles in class.
c. mobile phone
Me robaron el celular y la billetera.My mobile phone and wallet were stolen.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (biology)
a. cellular
Estoy estudiando la función y la estructura celular de la insulina.I'm studying the function and cellular structure of insulin.
b. cell
En la clase de biología, aprendimos sobre la membrana celular de los organismos unicelulares.In biology class, we learned about the cellular membrane of single-celled organisms.
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tele(
teh
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leh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medium)
a. TV
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Miren! Mi hermana sale en la tele.Guys, look! My sister is on TV.
b. telly
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Quiero sentarme en el sillón y mirar la tele todo el día.I want to sit on my couch, and watch telly all day.
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