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"Extranjero" is an adjective which is often translated as "foreign", and "organización" is a noun which is often translated as "organization". Learn more about the difference between "extranjero" and "organización" below.
extranjero(
ehks
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trahn
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heh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (from another country)
a. foreign
Se le nota el acento extranjero cuando habla.You can hear her foreign accent when she speaks.
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. (person from another country)
a. foreigner
Hay muchos extranjeros que viven en Nueva York.There are many foreigners living in New York.
b. alien (legal)
Con ese tipo de visa, los extranjeros pueden permanecer en el país por un tiempo limitado.With that kind of visa, aliens can stay in the country for a limited period.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (foreign land or lands)
a. abroad
Mis abuelos nunca han viajado al extranjero.My grandparents have never traveled abroad.
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organización(
ohr
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gah
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nee
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sah
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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 organizing)
a. organization
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La organización del evento se le encarga a una empresa especializada.The organization of the event is farmed out to a specialist company.
b. organisation (United Kingdom)
El proyecto necesita una planificación y organización meticulosa.The project needs careful planning and organisation.
2. (association)
a. organization
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La organización decidió suspender los festejos con motivo del atentado.The organization decided to cancel the festivities because of the attack.
b. organisation (United Kingdom)
Mi hija trabaja para una organización internacional grande.My daughter works for a large international organisation.
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