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"Estrella" is a noun which is often translated as "star", and "en" is a preposition which is often translated as "in". Learn more about the difference between "estrella" and "en" 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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en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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