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"Etc." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "etc.", and "ruso" is a noun which is often translated as "Russian". Learn more about the difference between "etc." and "ruso" below.
etc.(
ehts
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
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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ruso(
rroo
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Russian
Entiendo el ruso porque mi idioma materno es el ucraniano.I can understand Russian because my mother tongue is Ukrainian.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (nationality)
a. Russian
En mi barrio viven muchos rusos.There are many Russians living in my neighborhood.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Russian origin)
a. Russian
Dimitri Shostakovitch es mi compositor ruso favorito.Dmitri Shostakovitch is my favorite Russian composer.
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