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"Friendly" is an adjective which is often translated as "simpático", and "timely" is an adjective which is often translated as "oportuno". Learn more about the difference between "friendly" and "timely" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. simpático
I met a really friendly girl yesterday at the beach.Conocí a una muchacha bien simpática ayer en la playa.
Your brother is very friendly.Tu hermano es muy simpático.
b. amable
The hotel clerk was friendly and helpful.La empleada del hotel fue amable y servicial.
2. (place)
a. agradable
They moved from the big city to a friendly little town an hour away.Se mudaron de la gran ciudad a un pueblito agradable a una hora.
3. (greeting)
a. cordial
He always gives us a friendly greeting.Siempre nos da un saludo cordial.
4. (pleasant)
a. amistoso
There's a friendly rivalry between the two players.Hay una rivalidad amistosa entre los dos jugadores.
5. (of one's own side)
a. amigo
They were careful not to attack friendly territory.Tuvieron cuidado de no atacar territorio amigo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (exhibition match) (United Kingdom)
a. el partido amistoso
(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).
They won the friendly 3-2.Ganaron el amistoso 3-2.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. oportuno
The article about campaign finance was particularly timely in light of the upcoming elections.El artículo sobre el financiamiento de campañas fue muy oportuno en vista de las próximas elecciones.
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