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"Templo" is a noun which is often translated as "temple", and "catedral" is a noun which is often translated as "cathedral". Learn more about the difference between "templo" and "catedral" below.
templo(
tehm
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ploh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (place of worship)
a. temple
Las Iglesias, las sinagogas y las mezquitas son templos de culto religioso.Churches, synagogues, and mosques are temples for religious worship.
Los mirmidones saquearon y quemaron el templo de Apolo.The Myrmidons sacked and burned the temple of Apollo.
2. (center)
a. temple
Las universidades tradicionalmente se han considerado templos del conocimiento.Universities have traditionally been considered temples of knowledge.
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catedral(
kah
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teh
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drahl
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (religious)
a. cathedral
El obispo dio misa en la catedral.The bishop gave mass at the cathedral.
2. (center)
a. cathedral
Las universidades ocuparon el lugar de los monasterios como catedrales del saber.Universities replaced monasteries as cathedrals of knowledge.
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