Quick answer
"Foreigner" is a noun which is often translated as "el extranjero", and "stranger" is a noun which is often translated as "el extraño". Learn more about the difference between "foreigner" and "stranger" below.
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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stranger(
streyn
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juhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unknown person)
a. el extraño
(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 extraña
(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).
A stranger came up to me and asked to borrow some money.Un extraño se me acercó y pidió que le prestara dinero.
b. 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).
Please don't let strangers into the building.Favor de no permitir la entrada de desconocidos al edificio.
2. (foreigner)
a. 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).
You have to be patient with him. He's a stranger to these parts.Tienes que ser paciente con él. Es forastero aquí.
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