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"Estatura" is a noun which is often translated as "height", and "altura" is a noun which is also often translated as "height". Learn more about the difference between "estatura" and "altura" below.
estatura(
ehs
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tah
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too
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (dimension)
a. height
Soy un hombre de estatura media.I am a man of average height.
2. (category)
a. stature
Alejandro Magno estudió bajo un hombre de la estatura intelectual de Aristóteles.Alexander the Great studied under a man of the intellectual stature of Aristotle.
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altura(
ahl
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too
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (measurement)
a. height
La altura máxima para el puente es de dos metros.The maximum height of the bridge is two meters.
b. altitude
Volábamos a una altura de 10.000 metros.We were flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters.
2. (position)
a. level
La pantalla de tu computadora tiene que estar a la altura de tus ojos.Your computer screens should be at eye level.
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