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"Modo" is a noun which is often translated as "way", and "manera" is a noun which is also often translated as "way". Learn more about the difference between "modo" and "manera" below.
modo(
moh
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (method)
a. way
En algunos países, una educación superior es el único modo de conseguir un trabajo bueno.In some countries, higher education is the only way to get a good job.
b. manner
En caso de incendio, evacúen el edificio de modo inmediato y ordenado.In the event of a fire, evacuate the building immediately and in an orderly manner.
2. (computing)
a. mode
Para finalizar la instalación, tienes que estar en modo Administrador.To complete the installation, you need to be in Administrator mode.
3. (grammar)
a. mood
En español, el modo subjuntivo se usa para expresar duda, incertidumbre o incredulidad.In Spanish, the subjunctive mood is used to express doubt, uncertainty, or disbelief.
4. (music)
a. mode
Acabo de aprender técnicas para tocar con mi guitarra los modos menores melódicos.I just learned techniques to play the melodic minor modes on my guitar.
modos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (etiquette)
a. manners
¿Qué modos son esos? Quita los codos de la mesa.Have you forgotten your manners? Get your elbows off the table.
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manera(
mah
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neh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (method)
a. way
Hay muchas maneras de construir una casa.There are many ways to build a house.
b. manner
Los archivos se tienen que guardar de manera que no haya riesgo de acceso no autorizado.The files must be stored in such a manner that there is no risk of unauthorized access.
maneras
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (etiquette)
a. manners
Tiene muy buenas maneras tu nieto.Your grandson has very good manners.
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