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"Opuesto" is an adjective which is often translated as "opposite", and "lo opuesto" is a phrase which is often translated as "the opposite". Learn more about the difference between "opuesto" and "lo opuesto" below.
opuesto(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (location)
a. opposite
Mis abuelos viven a tres casas de la nuestra en el lado opuesto de la calle.My grandparents live three doors down from us on the opposite side of the street.
2. (of contrasting quality)
a. conflicting
Los experimentos han producido resultados opuestos.The experiments have produced conflicting results.
b. different
Su forma de ser es completamente opuesta a la mía.His personality is completely different from mine.
3. (contrary)
a. opposed
Es opuesto al uso de cualquier forma de anticonceptivos.He's opposed to the use of any form of birth control.
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lo opuesto(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. the opposite
Yo creo que la gente puede decir lo que quiera, pero Corina piensa lo opuesto.I believe people can say whatever they want, but Corina thinks the opposite.
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