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"Enterrado" is an adjective which is often translated as "buried", and "muerto" is an adjective which is often translated as "dead". Learn more about the difference between "enterrado" and "muerto" below.
enterrado(
ehn
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teh
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rrah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (interred)
a. buried
Las personas enterradas en este cementerio fueron víctimas de la Peste Negra.The people buried in this cemetery were victims of the Black Plague.
2. (ingrowing)
a. ingrown
El dedo gordo del pie me duele, pues tengo una uña enterrada.My big toe hurts because I have an ingrown nail.
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muerto(
mwehr
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without life)
a. dead
Aunque mi autora preferida está muerta, siento que la conozco a través de sus cuentos.Although my favorite author is dead, I feel like I know her through her stories.
Fueron a rescatar el pájaro, pero ya estaba muerto.They went to rescue the bird, but it was already dead.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tired)
a. exhausted
Estoy muerto; necesito una siesta.I'm exhausted; I need a nap.
b. pooped
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños están muertos después de jugar en la playa todo el día.The kids are pooped after playing at the beach all day.
c. knackered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¿Por qué estás tan muerta? ¿Qué has estado haciendo?Why are you so knackered? What have you been doing?
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).
3. (corpse)
a. dead person
Encontraron dos muertos en el río.They found two dead people in the river.
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