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"Estrella" is a noun which is often translated as "star", and "gobierno" is a noun which is often translated as "government". Learn more about the difference between "estrella" and "gobierno" below.
estrella(
ehs
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treh
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (astronomy)
a. star
Las estrellas brillaban como diamantes en el cielo nocturno.The stars were shining like diamonds in the night sky.
2. (shape)
a. star
La estrella en su pecho indica que él es el capitán del equipo.The star on his chest indicates that he is the captain of the team.
3. (prominent figure)
a. star
Muchas estrellas de la industria harán apariciones especiales en la ceremonia.Many stars of the industry will make special appearances at the ceremony.
4. (in ranking)
a. star
Al restaurante nuevo le dieron tres estrellas.They gave the new restaurant three stars.
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gobierno(
goh
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byehr
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noh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (political leadership)
a. government
El gobierno actual fue elegido democráticamente.The present government was democratically elected.
2. (management)
a. running
El gobierno de la casa estaba en manos de mi madre.The running of the house was in my mother's hands.
b. governing (country)
El gobierno de un país no es tarea fácil.The governing of a country is no easy task.
c. administration (estate or company)
El gobierno del banco necesita la asistencia de un experto.The bank's administration needs the assistance of an expert.
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