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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "beta" is a noun which is often translated as "beta". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "beta" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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beta(
beh
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (Greek letter)
a. beta
¿La letra griega beta es la misma que la ese aguda alemana?Is the Greek letter beta the same as the German Sharp S?
Beta
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2.
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
(electronics)
a. Beta
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
¿Todavía estás usando el formato Beta? ¡Y creía que el VHS era obsoleto!You're still using Beta? And I thought VHS was obsolete!
b. Betamax
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
El video fue grabado en Beta.The video was recorded in Betamax.
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