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"Resto" is a noun which is often translated as "rest", and "lo demás" is a phrase which is often translated as "the rest". Learn more about the difference between "resto" and "lo demás" below.
resto(
rrehs
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (what is left)
a. rest
Haz lo que tengas que hacer, y olvídate del resto.Do what you have to do, and forget about the rest.
Solo quiero un sorbo. Tú puedes beber el resto.I just want a sip. You can drink the rest.
b. remainder
El resto de la torta está en el frigorífico.The remainder of the cake is in the fridge.
2. (mathematics)
a. remainder
¿Si dividimos 27 por 9, qué es el resto?If we divide 27 by 9, what is the remainder?
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. return
Este tenista tiene uno de los restos más potentes de la historia del deporte.This tennis player has one of the strongest returns in the history of the game.
restos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (remainder)
a. remains
Visitamos los restos del templo antiguo durante nuestras vacaciones.We visited the remains of the ancient temple on our vacation.
b. leftovers (of food)
El perro está devorando los restos de comida.The dog is devouring the leftovers.
c. wreckage (of an accident)
La caja negra fue encontrada a 100 metros de los restos del avión.The black box was found 100 meters away from the wreckage of the airplane.
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lo demás(
loh
 
deh
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mahs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. the rest
Lleva estas cajas y yo llevo lo demás.You bring these boxes, and I'll bring the rest.
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