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"Estoy aburrido" is a phrase which is often translated as "I'm bored", and "cansado" is an adjective which is often translated as "tired". Learn more about the difference between "estoy aburrido" and "cansado" below.
estoy aburrido(
ehs
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toy
 
ah
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boo
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rree
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doh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express boredom)
a. I'm bored
Estoy aburrido, no sé qué hacer para entretenerme en casa hoy.I'm bored; I don't know what to do to entertain myself at home today.
2. (used to express exasperation)
a. I'm tired
¡No puedo más! Estoy aburrido de escuchar siempre las mismas excusas.I can't take it anymore! I'm tired of hearing the same excuses over and over.
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cansado(
kahn
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sah
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doh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (needing rest)
a. tired
Estaba tan cansada que me acosté sin cenar.I was so tired that I went straight to bed without dinner.
b. beat
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Después de trabajar 12 horas seguidas en el restaurante, Alan llegó a casa cansado.After working at the restaurant 12 hours straight, Alan came home beat.
2. (fed up)
a. tired
Ya está cansado de aguantar a su suegra.He is tired of putting up with his mother-in-law.
3. (exhausting)
a. tiring
Ayudar a alguien con depresión puede ser muy cansado.Helping someone with depression can be very tiring.
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