Quick answer
"Foreigner" is a noun which is often translated as "el extranjero", and "alien" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la extraterrestre". Learn more about the difference between "foreigner" and "alien" below.
foreigner(
fawr
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ehn
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uhr
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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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alien(
ey
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li
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ihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (being from outer space)
a. el extraterrestre
(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 extraterrestre
(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).
The film is about two science fiction fans who meet an alien.La película es sobre dos fans de la ciencia ficción que se encuentran con un extraterrestre.
b. el alienígena
(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 alienígena
(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).
Many wonder if there are aliens living on another planet.Muchos se preguntan si hay alienígenas viviendo en otro planeta.
2. (foreigner)
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).
It's strange to see aliens in the Amish villages.Es raro ver a extranjeros en los pueblos amish.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (extraterrestrial)
a. extraterrestre
In the film, scientists discover an alien form of life.En la película, los científicos descubren una forma de vida extraterrestre.
b. alienígena
I love watching documentaries about possible alien creatures.Me encanta ver documentales sobre posibles criaturas alienígenas.
4. (strange)
a. extraño
His discreet behavior during the dinner with their friends was alien to her.Su comportamiento reservado durante la cena con sus amigos le resultó extraño.
b. ajeno
The quiet life of the island was totally alien to us.La vida tranquila de la isla nos era totalmente ajena.
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