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"Estilo" is a noun which is often translated as "style", and "manera" is a noun which is often translated as "way". Learn more about the difference between "estilo" and "manera" below.
estilo(
ehs
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tee
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loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (arts, architecture)
a. style
El estilo colonial caracteriza esta ciudad.This city is characterized by its colonial style.
2. (kind)
a. type
Ese estilo de ropa no me gusta.I don't like that type of clothing.
3. (elegance)
a. style
La primera dama tiene mucho estilo. Se nota en su forma de actuar y de vestir.The First Lady has a lot of style. You can see it in the way she acts and the way she dresses.
4. (swimming)
a. stroke
Ella es la campeona en el estilo mariposa.She is the champion in butterfly stroke.
5. (botany)
a. style
El estilo es una estructura reproductiva de la flor.The style is a reproductive structure in a flower.
6. (pointed tool)
a. stylus
La gente de la antigüedad escribía con un estilo.Ancient people wrote with a stylus.
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manera(
mah
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neh
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (method)
a. way
Hay muchas maneras de construir una casa.There are many ways to build a house.
b. manner
Los archivos se tienen que guardar de manera que no haya riesgo de acceso no autorizado.The files must be stored in such a manner that there is no risk of unauthorized access.
maneras
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (etiquette)
a. manners
Tiene muy buenas maneras tu nieto.Your grandson has very good manners.
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