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"Existir" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to exist", and "frijoles" is a plural noun which is often translated as "food". Learn more about the difference between "existir" and "frijoles" below.
existir(
ehk
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sees
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teer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be real)
a. to exist
Mi hermanito todavía cree que existe el Coco.My little brother still believes the Boogeyman exists.
2. (to be found)
a. to be
Existen varios volcanes activos en Hawaii.There are several active volcanoes in Hawaii.
b. to exist
No existe suficiente apoyo para que el movimiento continúe.Not enough support exists for the movement to continue.
3. (to be alive)
a. to live
Los tardígrados pueden existir hasta en el espacio profundo.Tardigrades can live even in deep space.
b. to exist
El tigre de Tasmania ya no existe.The Tasmanian tiger no longer exists.
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frijoles(
free
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hoh
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lehs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(nourishment)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. food
No queremos dinero o bienes, solo frijoles y un techo.We don't want money or possessions, just food and shelter.
frijol
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bean
Almorcé arroz con frijoles negros y pollo.I had rice, black beans, and chicken for lunch.
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