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"Espacio" is a noun which is often translated as "space", and "lleno" is an adjective which is often translated as "full". Learn more about the difference between "espacio" and "lleno" below.
espacio(
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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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lleno(
yeh
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (filled to capacity)
a. full
Ten cuidado; la taza está llena hasta el borde.Be careful; the cup is full to the brim.
2. (covered; with "de")
a. full of
El texto estaba lleno de errores.The text was full of mistakes.
b. covered in
Tengo la pierna llena de moretones.My leg is covered in bruises.
3. (satiated)
a. full
No me sirvas más pastel. ¡Estoy muy lleno!Don't serve me any more cake. I'm really full!
b. full up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Te sirvo más postre? - No, gracias. Ya estoy lleno.Do you want any more dessert? - No, thanks. I'm full up already.
4. (heavy)
a. plump
¿Cómo es tu prima? - Está un poquito llena pero tiene una cara hermosa.What's your cousin like? - She's a bit plump but she has a beautiful face.
b. chubby
Ese bebe tiene los cachetes tan llenos que no puedo resistir las ganas de pellicárselos.That baby has such chubby cheeks that I can't resist the urge to pinch them.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (sold-out venue)
a. full house
Hubo un lleno en el teatro la noche del estreno de "Don Giovanni".There was a full house in the theater for the premiere of "Don Giovanni."
b. sellout
Se espera un lleno en el Estadio Corregidora para el partido de los Gallos Blancos.A sellout is expected at the Corregidora Stadium for the Gallos Blancos game.
6. (atronomy)
a. full moon
Hubo lleno la noche que fuimos a acampar.There was a full moon the night we went camping.
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