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"Objeto" is a noun which is often translated as "object", and "plaza" is a noun which is often translated as "square". Learn more about the difference between "objeto" and "plaza" below.
objeto(
ohb
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heh
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (thing)
a. object
Se dedica a coleccionar todo tipo de objetos curiosos.She collects all kinds of curious objects.
2. (intention)
a. purpose
Bajamos los precios con el objeto de atraer a nuevos clientes.We reduced the prices with the purpose of luring new customers.
b. object
El objeto de esta publicación es dar a conocer los efectos de la contaminación.The object of this publication is to make known the effects of pollution.
c. aim
Esta investigación tiene por objeto establecer las causas del accidente.The aim of this investigation is to establish the cause of the accident.
3. (recipient)
a. target
Las gafas la han convertido en objeto de burla de sus compañeros.Because of her glasses she has become the target of her classmates' mockery.
4. (subject matter)
a. object
El objeto de la psicología es estudiar el comportamiento humano.The object of psychology is to study human behavior.
5. (grammar)
a. object
El verbo "escribir" puede llevar objeto directo e indirecto.The verb "escribir" can take a direct and an indirect object.
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plaza(
plah
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (open space)
a. square
Se conocieron en la plaza del pueblo.They met at the town square.
2. (commerce)
a. market
Fueron a la plaza para comprar frutas frescas.They went to the market to buy fresh fruit.
3. (position of work)
a. job
Ella solicitó una plaza en la empresa textil.She applied for a job at the textile company.
4. (space)
a. place
Encontraron una plaza de aparcamiento inmediatamente.They found a parking spot immediately.
5. (place to sit)
a. seat
Te guardaré una plaza en el teatro.I'll save you a seat in the theater.
6. (bullfighting)
a. arena
La plaza de toros está muy cerca de aquí.The bullfighting arena is very close to here.
7. (fortress)
a. stronghold
El ejército protegió la plaza de los enemigos.The army protected the fortress from the enemies.
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