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"Esperado" is an adjective which is often translated as "expected", and "ansiado" is an adjective which is often translated as "long-awaited". Learn more about the difference between "esperado" and "ansiado" below.
esperado(
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peh
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rah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (predicted)
a. expected
La noticia no ha tenido el efecto esperado en los mercados.The news hasn't had the expected effect on the markets.
2. (looked forward to)
a. awaited
La tan esperada comedia del director se estrenará la semana que viene.The director's eagerly awaited comedy will be premiered next week.
b. anticipated
Además, podrás ganar entradas para el concierto más esperado del año.Furthermore, you can win tickets for the most anticipated concert of the year.
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ansiado(
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syah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. long-awaited
El canal anunció que la ansiada segunda temporada de la serie comenzaría el próximo mes.The channel announced that the series' long-awaited second season would air the following month.
b. longed-for
Esa noche Amanda recibió el muy ansiado beso de Gerardo.That night Amanda received the much longed-for kiss from Gerard.
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