Quick answer
"Finally" is an adverb which is often translated as "por fin", and "next" is an adjective which is often translated as "próximo". Learn more about the difference between "finally" and "next" below.
finally(
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nuh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (after waiting)
a. por fin
Summer is finally here.Por fin ha llegado el verano.
2. (lastly)
a. finalmente
Finally, I would like to say that I am honored to be here tonight.Finalmente, quisiera decir que es para mí un honor estar aquí esta noche.
b. por último
And finally, don't forget to add a pinch of salt.Y, por último, no olvide añadir una pizca de sal.
3. (irrevocably)
a. de forma definitiva
The press release should finally dispel the nasty rumors about the actor.El comunicado de prensa debería disipar de forma definitiva los rumores sobre el actor.
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next(
nehkst
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (following)
a. próximo
Next year I'm going to university.El próximo año voy a la universidad.
b. siguiente
What happened in the next chapter of the story?¿Qué pasó en el siguiente capítulo del cuento?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm next, not you.Sigo yo, no tú.
Who's next? - I'm next!¿Ahora a quién le toca? - ¡Me toca a mí!
2. (adjacent)
a. de al lado
I could hear a person sleeping in the next room.Podía oír a una persona durmiendo en la habitación de al lado.
b. siguiente
They're having a party on the next street.Tienen fiesta en la siguiente calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (afterwards)
a. luego
First, grab that bag. Next, fill it with money.Primero, agarra esa bolsa. Luego, llénala de dinero.
b. después
What happened next? - We went home.¿Qué pasó después? - Fuimos a casa.
c. ahora (in the future)
And what happens next? - We could go to France.¿Y ahora qué ocurre? - Podríamos ir a Francia.
4. (on the following occasion)
a. la próxima vez
(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 we meet next, I will be a doctor.La próxima vez que nos veamos, seré doctor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (following person in line or rank)
a. el siguiente
(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).
, la siguiente
(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).
Next in line, please!¡Que pase el siguiente en la fila!
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