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"Esperar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to wait for", and "turista" is a noun which is often translated as "tourist". Learn more about the difference between "esperar" and "turista" below.
esperar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to await)
a. to wait for
Espérame que yo también voy.Wait for me, I'm coming too.
2. (to wish)
a. to hope
Espero saber de ti pronto.I hope to hear from you soon.
3. (to count on)
a. to expect
No espero compasión si me capturan.I don't expect any mercy if captured.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to await)
a. to wait
Espera que ya vengo.Wait, I'm coming.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
5. (to count on)
a. to expect
Se esperan cortes en el suministro de agua esta noche.Water supply disruptions are expected tonight.
esperarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to wait momentarily)
a. to hold on (emphatic)
Espérate, ¿no se suponía que ibas a estar fuera un par de semanas?Hold on, weren't you supposed to be gone for a couple of weeks?
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el turista, la turista(
too
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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).
1. (traveler)
a. tourist
La arquitectura de la ciudad atrae a muchos turistas.The architecture of the city attracts many tourists.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (low-cost)
a. economy
Los pasajeros de la clase turista se quejaron de lo mala que era la comida.The economy class passengers complained about how bad the food was.
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