Quick answer
"Foreigner" is a noun which is often translated as "el extranjero", and "outsider" is a noun which is often translated as "la persona de afuera". Learn more about the difference between "foreigner" and "outsider" below.
foreigner(
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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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outsider(
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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. (person not belonging to a group or place)
a. la persona de afuera
(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).
Getting an outsider's opinion helps in making some decisions.La opinión de una persona de afuera ayuda a tomar algunas decisiones.
b. la persona ajena
(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).
We have security posted outside to keep any outsiders from getting into the meeting.Tenemos seguridad afuera para controlar que no entre ninguna persona ajena a la reunión.
c. el forastero
(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 forastera
(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 locals around here don't trust outsiders. Mr. Johnson isn't going to let you date his daughter.Los lugareños de por aquí no confían en los forasteros. El señor Johnson no te va a dejar salir con su hija.
d. el intruso
(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 intrusa
(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's a famous actor, he says he feels like an outsider in Hollywood.Aunque es un actor famoso, dice que se siente como un intruso en Hollywood.
e. el fuereño
(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 fuereña
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Strange things started happening right after those outsiders came to town.Comenzaron a suceder cosas raras justo después de que esos fuereños llegaran al pueblo.
f. el afuerino
(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 afuerina
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
The city is chaotic for an outsider.La ciudad es caótica para un afuerino.
2. (person or animal with no chance of winning)
a. el desconocido
(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 desconocida
(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).
(person)
The champion was beaten by an outsider.El campeón fue derrotado por un desconocido.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
An outsider won the race and surprised nearly everyone.Un caballo que no estaba entre los favoritos ganó la carrera y sorprendió a casi todos
Thanks to social media, an outsider won the mayor's race.Gracias a las redes sociales, un candidato poco conocido ganó la elección para alcalde.
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