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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "pasajero" is a noun which is often translated as "passenger". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "pasajero" below.
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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el pasajero, la pasajera(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (traveler)
a. passenger
Este avión tiene una capacidad de 267 pasajeros.This airplane can hold 267 passengers.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (transient)
a. passing
No es nada serio; es solo un dolor pasajero.It's nothing serious; it's only a passing ache.
b. fleeting
Solo fue un momento pasajero, pero la recordaré siempre.It was only a fleeting moment, but I'll remember her always.
3. (highly-trafficked)
a. busy
La estación de tren es de los sitios más pasajeros de la cuidad.The train station is one of the busiest places in the city.
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