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"Entero" is an adjective which is often translated as "whole", and "soltera" is a noun which is often translated as "single woman". Learn more about the difference between "entero" and "soltera" below.
entero(
ehn
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teh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (complete)
a. whole
Comió una hamburguesa entera a la edad de dos.He ate a whole hamburger at the age of two.
b. entire
La comunidad entera salió a la calle a celebrar.The entire community came out to the streets to celebrate.
2. (unbroken)
a. intact
El florero llegó entero.The vase arrived intact.
b. in one piece
Es un milagro que haya llegado entero después de pasar por ese camino lleno de baches.It's a miracle that it got here in once piece after coming down that road full of potholes.
3. (serene)
a. composed
Estaba entero cuando se enteró, pero más tarde perdió los estribos.He was composed when he found out, but later lost his temper.
4. (honest)
a. upright
Puedes confiar en Lucy; es una mujer entera.You can trust Lucy; she's an upright woman.
5. (mathematics)
a. whole
Hay que aprender a sumar números enteros antes de aprender a sumar fracciones.You have to learn to add whole numbers before learning to add fractions.
b. integral
El cero es un número entero.Zero is an integral number.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (mathematics)
a. integer
¿Cuál es el entero más cerca de 1.51?What is the integer closest to 1.51?
b. whole number
Un entero con una fracción se llama un número mixto.A whole number with a fraction is called a mixed number.
7. (stock market)
a. point
La bolsa de valores bajó diez enteros por las noticias de la guerra en Europa.The stock market fell two points because of the news of the war in Europe.
8. (debt payment)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. payment
¡Aleluya! Hice mi último entero.Hallelujah! I made my last payment.
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soltera(
sohl
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teh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (not married woman)
a. single woman
La soltera que está en la barra te quiere invitar a un trago.The single woman at the bar wants to buy you a drink.
b. unmarried woman
Mi hermana divorciada no se acostumbra a la vida de soltera.My divorced sister isn't getting used to the life of an unmarried woman.
c. spinster
Una dama de honor que se tropieza yendo al altar se quedará soltera para siempre.A bridesmaid who trips while going down the aisle will be a spinster forever.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (not married)
a. single
Te tengo que presentar a mi amiga soltera Aurora.I have to introduce you to my single friend, Aurora.
b. unmarried
Estar soltera y embarazada en el siglo XIX se consideraba una gran desgracia para la familia.To be unmarried and pregnant in the 19th century was considered to be a great disgrace to the family.
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