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"Fin" is a noun which is often translated as "end", and "final" is an adjective which is often translated as "final". Learn more about the difference between "fin" and "final" below.
fin(
feen
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (conclusion)
a. end
Es el fin de una era tal y como la conocemos.It's the end of an era as we know it.
2. (objective)
a. aim
El fin del proyecto es reducir las emisiones.The aim of the project is to reduce emissions.
b. purpose
El fin de la vida es vivirla.The purpose of life is to live it.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(period of time)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. weekend
Este fin voy a Ixtapa con mis primos.This weekend I'm going to Ixtapa with my cousins.
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final(
fee
-
nahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (last)
a. final
La construcción del edificio está en su fase final.The construction of the building is in its final phase.
b. ultimate
Mi objetivo final es dirigir esta empresa.My ultimate target is to run this company.
2. (grammar)
a. indicating purpose
En la oración "vinimos para ganar", "para ganar" es una subordinada final.In the sentence "vinimos para ganar," "para ganar" is a clause indicating purpose.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (last part)
a. end
¿Viste el final de la película?Did you see the end of the film?
b. ending (of a book, movie, series)
Me gustan las películas con final feliz.I love films with a happy ending.
c. finale (of a show or composition)
El final del espectáculo fue apoteósico.The finale of the show was tremendous.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (sports)
a. final
Tenemos dos entradas para ver la final de la Champions.We have two tickets to see the Champions Cup final.
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