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"Freeway" is a noun which is often translated as "la autopista", and "arterial" is an adjective which is often translated as "arterial". Learn more about the difference between "freeway" and "arterial" below.
freeway(
fri
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wey
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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. (transport)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la autopista
(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 six-lane freeway connects the two cities.Una autopista de seis carriles conecta las dos ciudades.
b. la autovía
(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).
I took the main road out of town and got onto the freeway.Tomé la carretera principal de salida de la ciudad y me incorporé a la autovía.
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arterial(
ar
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ti
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ri
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uhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to the arteries)
a. arterial
The patient suffered a heart attack because of an arterial blockage.La paciente sufrió un infarto a causa de una obstrucción arterial.
2. (central)
a. principal
There's a lot of traffic because one of the arterial roads in the city is being repaired.Hay mucho tráfico porque una de las calles principales de la ciudad está siendo reparada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (central route)
a. la ruta principal
(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).
All the ships have to go through the arterial to get to the port.Todos los barcos tienen que pasar por la ruta principal para llegar al puerto.
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