Quick answer
"Foreign" is an adjective which is often translated as "extranjero", and "foreigner" is a noun which is often translated as "el extranjero". Learn more about the difference between "foreign" and "foreigner" below.
foreign(
faw
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rihn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (overseas)
a. extranjero
You learn a new culture when you live in a foreign country.Cuando vives en un país extranjero, aprendes una nueva cultura.
2. (commerce and politics)
a. exterior
Foreign policy is a key issue for the new government.La política exterior es un asunto clave para el nuevo gobierno.
3. (unfamiliar)
a. ajeno
I found it hard because the subject matter was foreign to me.Me pareció difícil porque el tema me era ajeno.
b. extraño
The body reacts when it is threatened by a foreign substance.El cuerpo reacciona cuando se ve amenazado por una sustancia extraña.
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foreigner(
fawr
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ehn
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uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el extranjero
(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 extranjera
(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).
Even though he spoke the language fluently, his accent revealed that he was a foreigner.Aunque hablaba el idioma con fluidez, su acento revelaba que era extranjero.
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