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"Encierro" is a noun which is often translated as "sit-in", and "otro" is an adjective which is often translated as "another". Learn more about the difference between "encierro" and "otro" below.
encierro(
ehn
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syeh
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rroh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (protest)
a. sit-in
Los estudiantes llevan ya tres días de encierro en la Facultad de Derecho.The students' sit-in at the Law School has lasted for three days now.
2. (isolation)
a. seclusion
Vivía entregada a sus recuerdos, y se negaba a salir de su encierro.She lived in her memories, and refused to leave her seclusion.
3. (incarceration)
a. prison
Mandela fue liberado en 1990, tras 27 años de encierro.Mandela was freed in 1990, after 27 years in prison.
4. (fiesta)
a. running of the bulls
El encierro ha durado dos minutos y no ha habido heridos por asta.The running of the bulls has lasted for two minutes and there have been no wounded by bulls' horns.
5. (cattle used in a bullfight)
a. bulls used in a bullfight
El encierro es de la ganadería González Blanco.The bulls used in the bullfight are from the González Blanco ranch.
6. (enclosure for bulls)
a. bull pen
Los toros fueron conducidos al encierro el día anterior a la corrida.The bulls were taken to the bull pen the day before the bullfight.
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otro(
oh
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troh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (different)
a. another (singular)
Pásame otra servilleta.Pass me another napkin.
b. other (plural)
Compraron otras galletas.They bought other cookies.
2. (new)
a. another
¿Podría tomar otro trozo de tarta?May I have another piece of cake?
3. (following)
a. next
Al otro día, todo se había olvidado.The next day, all was forgotten.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
4. (a different one)
a. another
Mi vestido está manchado pero mi madre me traerá otro.My dress is stained but my mother will bring me another.
b. another one
Desapareció mi bolígrafo pero tengo otro.My pen disappeared but I have another one.
5. (a new one)
a. another
Acabé mi trozo de pastel; tráeme otro.I finished my cake; bring me another.
b. another one
Ese era tu último cuaderno, ¿te compro otro?That was your last notebook. Should I buy you another one?
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