Quick answer
"Fitting" is an adjective which is often translated as "apropiado", and "proper" is an adjective which is often translated as "correcto". Learn more about the difference between "fitting" and "proper" below.
fitting(
fih
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (appropriate)
a. apropiado
It is only fitting that she should be well remunerated for the job she does.Lo más apropiado sería que percibiera una buena remuneración por el trabajo que realiza.
b. adecuado
A fitting end to the meal would be a glass of cognac.Un vaso de coñac sería la forma adecuada de concluir la comida.
c. digno
The book is a fitting tribute to the bravery of those men who gave their lives in the war.El libro es un digno homenaje al coraje de aquellos hombres que dieron su vida en la guerra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (trying on)
a. la prueba
(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).
I've arranged a fitting for your costume in the play.He preparado la prueba de tu vestuario para la obra de teatro.
3. (shoe size) (United Kingdom)
a. la horma
(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 son has very wide feet so he needs an H fitting.Mi hijo tiene los pies muy anchos y necesita una horma de tamaño H.
fittings
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (movable fixtures)
a. los accesorios
(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).
When we bought the house, the owner agreed to include some of the fittings, like the dishwasher and a bookcase, in the selling price.Cuando compramos la casa, el dueño aceptó incluir en el precio de venta algunos de los accesorios, como el lavaplatos y una estantería.
b. el equipamiento
(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).
We'll need to budget for fittings for the new store: display units, mannequins, counters, etc.Tendremos que prever gastos de equipamiento para la nueva tienda: góndolas expositoras, maniquíes, mostradores, etc.
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proper(
pra
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puhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (accurate)
a. correcto
What's the proper way to change a tire?¿Cuál es la manera correcta de cambiar una llanta?
2. (appropriate or seemly)
a. apropiado
It's not proper to be discussing our next vacation during mass.No es apropiado platicar de nuestras próximas vacaciones durante la misa.
b. adecuado
I don't think a cocktail dress is proper attire for a job interview.No creo que un vestido de fiesta sea la vestimenta adecuada para una entrevista de trabajo.
3. (in the strictest sense)
a. propiamente dicho
Disneyland is not in Los Angeles proper, but rather in a suburb of L.A.Disneylandia no está en Los Angeles propiamente dicho, sino en un suburbio de L.A.
4. (with formal manners)
a. formal
Miss Baumann is a very proper young lady.La señorita Baumann es una señorita muy formal.
5. (complete) (United Kingdom)
a. verdadero
I'm a proper idiot. I tried to brush my hair with my toothbrush this morning.Soy un verdadero idiota. Intenté cepillarme el cabello con el cepillo dental esta mañana.
6. (grammar)
a. propio
"Cuba" is a proper noun."Cuba" es un nombre propio.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(really) (United Kingdom)
a. realmente
I was proper grateful when my mate spotted me a pint.Estaba realmente agradecido cuando mi amigo me invitó a una cerveza.
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