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"Espacio" is a noun which is often translated as "space", and "lejano" is an adjective which is often translated as "distant". Learn more about the difference between "espacio" and "lejano" below.
espacio(
ehs
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pah
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syoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (unoccupied area)
a. space
La ropa debe tenderse en un espacio ventilado para que se seque correctamente.Clothes should be hung in a ventilated space for proper drying.
b. room
No hay suficiente espacio en este auditorio para nuestra conferencia.There isn't enough room in this auditorium for our conference.
2. (astronomy)
a. space
El primer mamífero que sobrevivió un viaje al espacio fue una perra rusa.The first mammal to survive a trip in space was a Russian dog.
3. (surface)
a. space
El reglamento dicta que se deje un espacio de tres metros entre cada casa.Regulations mandate that a space of three meters be left between each home.
b. area
Necesitamos un espacio de 5,000 metros cuadrados para el parque.We need an area of 5,000 square meters for the park.
4. (in text)
a. space
Dejen un dedo de espacio entre cada palabra, niños.Leave one finger of space between each word, children.
5. (in time)
a. space
En el espacio de cinco minutos, Martha arruinó el trabajo de cinco meses.In the space of five minutes, Martha ruined five months of work.
6. (radio, television)
a. slot
Yolanda es la locutora de radio en el espacio matutino de Radio Amor.Yolanda is the radio announcer on Radio Amor's morning slot.
b. program
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
David tiene un espacio sobre finanzas en el canal cuatro.David has a program about finance on channel four.
c. programme (United Kingdom)
Simón es el anfitrión de un espacio sobre música.Simon is the host of a music programme.
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lejano(
leh
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hah
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (far away in space)
a. distant
Estas historias de hadas fueron escritas en un país lejano.These fairy tales were written in a distant country.
2. (far away in time)
a. distant
Algunos predicen grandes desastres climáticos en un futuro no muy lejano.Some predict major climate disasters in the not too distant future.
3. (not closely related)
a. distant
Descubrimos que somos parientes lejanos.We found out we are distant relatives.
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