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"Ejército" is a noun which is often translated as "army", and "pena de muerte" is a noun which is often translated as "death penalty". Learn more about the difference between "ejército" and "pena de muerte" below.
ejército(
eh
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hehr
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see
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (military)
a. army
El ejército enemigo estaba ya muy cerca cuando llegaron nuestros refuerzos.The enemy army was already very close when our reinforcements arrived.
2. (large number)
a. army
Un ejército de abejas atacó a un grupo de personas sin motivo aparente.An army of bees attacked a group of people for no apparent reason.
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pena de muerte(
peh
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nah
 
deh
 
mwehr
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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. (legal)
a. death penalty
Hay una buena parte de la población de aquel país que está en contra de la pena de muerte.A good part of the population of that country is against the death penalty.
b. death sentence
El psicópata fue condenado a pena de muerte por los varios asesinatos cometidos.The psycopath was given a death sentence for the various murders he committed.
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