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"Expresión" is a noun which is often translated as "expression", and "otras palabras" is a phrase which is often translated as "other words". Learn more about the difference between "expresión" and "otras palabras" below.
expresión(
ehks
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preh
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of expressing)
a. expression
Martina me envió un regalo como expresión de agradecimiento.Martina sent me a present as an expression of gratitude.
b. message (written)
Mi buzón estaba lleno de expresiones de felicitación por haber ganado el premio.My mailbox was full of messages of congratulations for winning the award.
2. (countenance)
a. expression
Eugenio dijo que se encontraba bien, pero noté una expresión de tristeza en sus ojos.Eugenio said he was fine, but I saw an expression of sadness in his eyes.
3. (phrase)
a. expression
El mampostero grabó la expresión "que en paz descanse" en la lápida.The mason carved the phrase "Rest in peace" into the tombstone.
b. term (word)
Para no ofender a sus lectores, el periódico dejó de usar la expresión "extranjero ilegal".For the sake of not offending readers, the newspaper stopped using the term "illegal alien."
4. (mathematics)
a. expression
Comienza resolviendo la primera expresión de la ecuación.Start off by solving the first expression of the equation.
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otras palabras(
oh
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trahs
 
pah
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lah
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brahs
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. other words
La palabra "arbusto" es un tipo de planta. Escriba otras palabras que designen tipos de plantas.The word "bush" means a type of plant. Write down other words that describe types of plants.
b. different words
¿Mencionó la presión social? - No, utilizó otras palabras para describir los motivos de su conducta, pero eso es lo que quería decir.Did he mention peer pressure? - No, he didn't. He used different words to describe the reasons for his conduct, but that's what he meant.
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