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"Preterí" is a form of "preterir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to leave out". "Era" is a noun which is often translated as "era". Learn more about the difference between "era" and "preterí" below.
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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. (period of time)
a. era
La revolución pacífica de 1989 parecía el comienzo de una nueva era.The peaceful revolution of 1989 seemed the dawn of a new era.
b. age
Con el cabo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, entramos a una nueva era. With the end of the Second World War, we entered a new age.
2. (agriculture)
a. threshing floor
Limpió la era y llevó el grano al granero.He cleaned up the threshing floor and took the grain into the barn.
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preterir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to ignore)
a. to leave out
El conde pretirió a todos sus hijos ilegítimos en el testamento.The count left all his illegitimate children out of his will.
b. to pass over
El pueblo se rebeló porque su voluntad había sido preterida durante años.The people rebelled because their will had been passed over for years.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to put off)
a. to postpone
La reunión del comité ha sido preterida a la próxima semana.The commettee meeting has been postponed until next week.
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