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"Resto" is a noun which is often translated as "rest", and "los demás" is an adjective which is often translated as "the other". Learn more about the difference between "resto" and "los demás" below.
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
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.
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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los demás(
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (the remaining)
a. the other
Los demás estudiantes están esperando al profesor en clase.The other students are waiting for the teacher in the classroom.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (all besides the aforementioned)
a. the others
Algunos vasos están ya en la mesa, y los demás los encontrarás en la cocina.Some glasses are already on the table, and you'll find the others in the kitchen.
b. the rest
Solo algunos de los médicos trabajan hoy. Los demás están en un congreso.Only some of the doctors are working today. The rest are attending a conference.
c. everyone else (people)
Los niños salieron al jardín y los demás están viendo la tele.The children went out into the garden and everyone else is watching TV.
3. (people in general)
a. other people
A mí no me gusta meterme en los asuntos de los demás.I don't like interfering in other people's affairs.
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