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"Formulario" is a noun which is often translated as "form", and "forma" is a noun which is also often translated as "form". Learn more about the difference between "formulario" and "forma" below.
formulario(
fohr
-
moo
-
lah
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ryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (document)
a. form
El funcionario me dio un formulario para rellenar.The clerk gave me a form to fill out.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (containing set forms)
a. formulaic
Su prosa es muy estructurada, hasta formularia.His prose is very structured, even formulaic.
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forma(
fohr
-
mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (figure)
a. form
Poco a poco la cerámica comenzó a tomar forma.Slowly but surely, the pottery began to take form.
b. shape
Todas las galletas tienen forma de corazón.All of the cookies are in the shape of hearts.
2. (manner)
a. way
¡Esa no es forma de tratar a una dama!That's no way to treat a lady!
3. (class)
a. form
Se han descubierto nuevas formas de vida en otro planeta.New life forms have been discovered on another planet.
4. (physical fitness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Gaby se ha mantenido en buena forma corriendo todos los días al levantarse.Gaby has kept fit by running every morning when she gets up.
Si corrieras más, estarías en mejor forma.If you ran more, you'd be in better shape.
5. (style)
a. form
El fondo del ensayo está bien fundamentado, pero la forma debe ser más concisa y directa.The heart of your essay is well founded, but the form should be more concise and direct.
6. (religious)
a. host
Los católicos creen que la forma se convierte en la carne y hueso de Jesucristo.Catholics believe that the host becomes the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.
7. (grammar)
a. form
La palabra cactus en inglés tiene una forma plural irregular.The word cactus in English has an irregular plural form.
8. (document)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. form
Llena la forma con tus datos personales.Fill out the form with your personal information.
formas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (outward indication)
a. appearances
¿Por qué no le rayaste a ese imbécil? - Alguien tiene que guardar las formas.Why didn't you tell that jerk off? - Someone has to keep up appearances.
10. (feminine build)
a. figure
Me encantan las hermosas formas de mi esposa.I love my wife's beautiful figure.
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