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"Excelente" is an adjective which is often translated as "excellent", and "suspenso" is a noun which is often translated as "suspense". Learn more about the difference between "excelente" and "suspenso" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extremely good)
a. excellent
Julie hizo un trabajo excelente.Julie did an excellent job.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anxious expectancy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. suspense
El autor mantiene con efectividad el suspenso hasta el último momento del libro.The author cleverly maintains the suspense right to the last moment of the book.
2. (education)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. fail
Si saco un suspenso en este examen mis padres me castigarán sin salir.If I get a fail on this exam my parents will ground me.
b. failure
Un suspenso repetido en una materia indica que el estudiante tiene un problema de comprensión.Repeated failure in a subject means the student has a problem of comprehension.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (not passed)
a. who failed
Como ha habido demasiados estudiantes suspensos voy a repetir el examen.Since there were too many students who failed, I am going to repeat the exam.
4. (perplexed)
a. amazed
Cuando le dije a mis padres que estaba embarazada se quedaron suspensos.My parents were amazed when I told them I was pregnant.
b. astonished
El médico se quedó suspenso cuando vio que el chico no tenía ombligo.The doctor was astonished when he saw the boy didn't have a navel.
c. bewildered
Me quedé totalmente suspensa. Ayer me dijiste que viniera y ahora me echas.I'm totally bewildered. Yesterday you told me to come and now you throw me out.
d. baffled
El jugador se quedó suspenso cuando el árbitro lo expulsó sin motivo aparente.The player was baffled when the referee sent him off for no apparent reason.
5. (suspended)
a. hanging
La ceniza suspensa en el aire suponía un peligro para que los aviones volaran.The ash hanging in the air made it dangerous for planes to fly.
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