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"Estrella" is a noun which is often translated as "star", and "luna" is a noun which is often translated as "moon". Learn more about the difference between "estrella" and "luna" 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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luna(
loo
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (astronomy)
a. moon
Deimos y Fobos son las dos lunas de Marte.Deimos and Phobos are the two moons of Mars.
2. (crystal pane)
a. window
Los ladrones empotraron el coche en la luna de la joyería.The thieves smashed the car into the jewelry store window.
3. (looking glass)
a. mirror
La imagen que la luna le devolvía era la de una mujer atractiva, de mediana edad.The image reflected in the mirror was that of an attractive, middle-aged woman.
4. (automobile)
a. windshield
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La luna delantera del coche se rompió a causa del impacto de una piedra.The front windshield broke because it was hit by a stone.
b. windscreen (United Kingdom)
La luna tintada de mi coche nuevo ayuda mucho con visibilidad.The tinted windscreen on my new car really helps with visibility.
Luna
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
5. (astronomy)
a. Moon
La Luna da una vuelta completa alrededor de la tierra cada 28 días.The Moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth every 28 days.
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