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"Desprecio" is a noun which is often translated as "contempt", and "amor" is a noun which is often translated as "love". Learn more about the difference between "desprecio" and "amor" below.
desprecio(
dehs
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preh
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syoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (derision)
a. contempt
Expresa desprecio para los que no comparten sus creencias.He expresses contempt for those who don't share his beliefs.
b. disdain
My last boss treated any questions with disdain.Mi último jefe trataba cualquier pregunta con desprecio.
c. scorn
Te prometo que no te vuelvo a mirar con desprecio.I promise I will never look at you with scorn again.
2. (affront)
a. snub
Le mostró desprecio al darles a todos un abrazo, menos a ella.He snubbed her by giving everyone a hug except her.
b. slight
¿Crees que su comentario fue un desprecio o solo ejemplo de su falta de tacto?Do you think his comment was a slight or just an example of his tactlessness?
3. (indifference)
a. disregard
El rey mostraba un desprecio total por la gente pobre.The king displayed an utter disregard for poor people.
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amor(
ah
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mohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (feeling)
a. love
El amor verdadero es difícil de encontrar.True love is difficult to find.
2. (lover)
a. love
Ella se casó con su primer amor.She married her first love.
3. (term of endearment)
a. honey
Ven aquí, amor, y dame un abrazo.Come here, honey, and give me a hug.
b. love (United Kingdom)
¿Qué te pasa, amor? ¡Cuéntame!What's the matter, love? Tell me all about it.
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