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"Etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.", and "gafas" is a plural noun which is often translated as "glasses". Learn more about the difference between "etc." and "gafas" below.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
1. (et cetera)
a. etc.
¿Cómo fue la reunión? - Bien: llegamos, comimos, hablamos, negociamos, etc.How was the meeting? - Fine: we arrived, ate, talked, negotiated, etc.
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (optics)
a. glasses
La mayoría de las personas necesitan gafas a partir de los cuarenta.Most people need glasses after forty.
b. eyeglasses
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Creo que dejé mis gafas en el baño. ¿Me ayudas a buscarlas?I think I left my eyeglasses in the bathroom. Can you help me look for them?
c. spectacles
Todavía conservo las gafas de montura dorada de mi abuela.I still keep my grandmother's gold-rimmed spectacles.
2. (for swimming)
a. goggles
No te olvides de las gafas si vas a la piscina.Don't forget your goggles if you go to the pool.
3. (tinted eyewear)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. sunglasses
Hoy me hacen falta las gafas porque el sol brilla mucho.I need my sunglasses today because the sunlight is very bright.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (hook)
a. clamp
Utilizaron una gafa gigante para subir el piano.They used a giant clamp to lift the piano.
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