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"Ella es alta" is a phrase which is often translated as "she's tall", and "pelirrojo" is an adjective which is often translated as "red-haired". Learn more about the difference between "ella es alta" and "pelirrojo" below.
ella es alta(
eh
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yah
 
ehs
 
ahl
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tah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. she's tall
Ella es alta, y en cambio su hermana es más bien baja.She's tall, while her sister is rather short.
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pelirrojo(
peh
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lee
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rroh
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hoh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hair color)
a. red-haired
Mi esposa es pelirroja y tiene pecas.My wife is red-haired and has freckles.
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).
2. (person with red hair)
a. redhead
Conozco a muchos pelirrojos con los ojos azules.I know many redheads with blue eyes.
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