Quick answer
"Fad" is a noun which is often translated as "la moda pasajera", and "mode" is a noun which is often translated as "el modo". Learn more about the difference between "fad" and "mode" below.
fad(
fahd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (short-lived fashion)
a. la moda pasajera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Beth is always into the latest fad.Beth siempre está al tanto de la última moda pasajera.
Dancing the twist was the biggest fad of the early sixties.Bailar el twist fue la moda pasajera más popular del principio de los sesenta.
b. la moda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When I walked into the bookstore, it was easy to tell what the latest diet fad was.Cuando entré a la librería, enseguida me di cuenta de cuál era la última moda en dietas.
c. la novedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He thought he would get rich selling those devices, but the fad was forgotten in less than a year.Creyó que se haría rico vendiendo esos aparatos, pero la novedad había pasado en menos de un año.
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mode(
mod
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way)
a. el modo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This mode of demolition will be much more efficient.Este modo de demolición será mucho más eficaz.
b. la manera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My grandfather had a particular mode of speaking when he was unhappy.Mi abuelo tenía una manera de hablar particular cuando no estaba contento.
c. el medio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Riding donkeys was our only mode of transportation in the mountains.Montar en burro era nuestro único medio de transporte en las montañas.
d. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Heat is a mode of motion.El calor es una forma de movimiento.
2. (technology)
a. el modo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I put my phone in airplane mode.Puse el celular en modo avión.
b. la modalidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is there a special mode that turns off all notifications?¿Hay una modalidad especial que desactiva todas las notificaciones?
c. la función
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This mode allows you to use two programs on the screen at once.Esta función permite usar dos programas en la pantalla a la misma vez.
3. (fashion)
a. la moda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These shoes are the latest mode from Paris.Estos zapatos son de la última moda de París.
4. (mathematics)
a. la moda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
31 is the mode in this data set.31 es la moda en este conjunto de datos.
5. (music)
a. el modo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This Spanish piece is composed entirely in the Phrygian mode.Esta pieza española está compuesta enteramente en el modo frigio.
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