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"Hoy" is an adverb which is often translated as "today", and "mañana" is an adverb which is often translated as "tomorrow". Learn more about the difference between "hoy" and "mañana" below.
hoy(
oy
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (current day)
a. today
Hoy me quedo en casa.I'm staying home today.
2. (nowadays)
a. today
Hoy se hacen las cosas de manera muy diferente.Today things are done very differently.
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mañana(
mah
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nyah
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nah
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (day after today)
a. tomorrow
Estaba planeando estudiar mañana.I was planning to study tomorrow.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (time of day)
a. morning
Mi esposo siempre se levanta a las seis de la mañana.My husband always gets up at six in the morning.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (time to come)
a. tomorrow (figurative)
La educación moldea a la generación del mañana.Education shapes the generation of tomorrow.
b. future (figurative)
No tienes por qué temer el mañana.There's no reason to fear the future.
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