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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "primo" is a noun which is often translated as "cousin". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "primo" 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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primo(
pree
-
moh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (relative)
a. cousin
Mi primo pequeño vive en Buenos Aires.My little cousin lives in Buenos Aires.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gullible person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sucker
Ese estafador pudo quitarte todo tu dinero porque eres tremendo primo.That conman was able to take all of your money because you're a total sucker.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (mathematics)
a. prime
Cinco es un número primo: solo puede dividirse por sí mismo o por el número uno.Five is a prime number: it can only be divided by itself or by the number one.
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