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"Esquema" is a noun which is often translated as "diagram", and "guion" is a noun which is often translated as "script". Learn more about the difference between "esquema" and "guion" below.
esquema(
ehs
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keh
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mah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (graphic design)
a. diagram
Después de estudiar este esquema del motor del carro por una hora, sigo sin entender nada.After studying this diagram of the car's engine for an hour, I still don't understand anything.
b. sketch
El diseñador me hizo un esquema básico de cómo se vería la aplicación.The designer drew me a basic sketch of what the app would look like.
2. (summary)
a. outline
Tener un esquema te va a ayudar cuando estés dando el discurso.Having an outline will help you during your speech.
esquemas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (set of ideas)
a. way of thinking
Sus esquemas no han cambiado nada en 50 años.His way of thinking hasn't changed in 50 years.
b. thinking
Sus escritos cambiaron los esquemas de los marxistas contemporáneos.His writings changed the thinking of modern Marxists.
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guion(
gyohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (film, television, theater)
a. script
No importa cuántas veces repase el guion, siempre me olvido de mis líneas.No matter how many times I rehearse the script, I always forget my lines.
2. (punctuation)
a. hyphen
Mi nombre, Mary-Ann, se escribe con guion.My name, Mary-Ann, is written with a hyphen.
b. dash
Las líneas de diálogo en español van precedidas por un guion. En inglés, sin embargo, se usan comillas.Lines of dialogue in Spanish are preceded by a dash. English, on the other hand, uses quotation marks.
3. (summary)
a. outline
No hay manera de que pueda dar un discurso tan largo sin un guion.There's no way I can deliver a speech that long without an outline.
4. (banner)
a. standard
El guion real nunca se iza a media asta.The royal standard is never flown at half-mast.
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