Quick answer
"Former" is an adjective which is often translated as "antiguo", and "ex" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la ex". Learn more about the difference between "former" and "ex" below.
former(
fawr
-
muhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (previous)
a. antiguo
The country was a republic of the former Soviet Union.El país era una república de la antigua Unión Soviética.
b. ex
She remains good friends with her former husband.Ella y su exmarido siguen siendo buenos amigos.
2. (first)
a. primero
I think her former suggestion sounds more acceptable.Yo creo que su primera sugerencia parece más aceptable.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (first)
a. el primero
(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 primera
(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).
Of the two novels he has written, the former is probably the best.De las dos novelas que ha escrito, la primera es probablemente la mejor.
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ex(
ehks
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(former romantic partner)
a. el ex
(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 ex
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My ex is leaving the kids with me this weekend, so I can't go to Miami with you.Mi ex me va a dejar a los niños este fin de semana, así que no puedo ir contigo a Miami.
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
prefix
2. (former)
a. ex-
The ex-president of the company was accused of embezzlement and conspiracy.El ex-presidente de la empresa fue acusado de malversación y conspiración.
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