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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "tren" is a noun which is often translated as "train". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "tren" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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tren(
trehn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (transport)
a. train
El tren está a punto de salir de la estación.The train is about to leave the station.
2. (transport)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. streetcar
En los trenes de San Francisco caben 60 personas.Streetcars in San Francisco fit 60 people.
b. tram
Haz un saludo al conductor para que sepa que quieres montarte en el tren.Wave at the conductor to let him know you want to get on the tram.
3. (mechanics)
a. train
El tren de transmisión de tu coche está roto.The drive train of your car is broken.
b. gear
Demoraron el vuelo debido a un problema mecánico del tren de equipaje.The flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem with the landing gear.
4. (rhythm)
a. rate
Si sigues comiendo a ese tren, te vas a poner muy gordo.If you keep eating at that rate, you'll get really fat.
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