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"Full" is an adjective which is often translated as "lleno", and "twin" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemelo". Learn more about the difference between "full" and "twin" below.
full(
fool
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (filled with something)
a. lleno
The tank was full when we started our trip.El depósito estaba lleno cuando empezamos el viaje.
2. (filled with people)
a. lleno
The theater was far from full.El cine no estaba ni mucho menos lleno.
b. completo (hotel)
I'm afraid the hotel is full and we won't have any free rooms until tomorrow.Me temo que el hotel está completo y no tendremos habitaciones libres hasta mañana.
3. (full of activity)
a. ocupado
I have a full day today. What about tomorrow?Hoy tengo un día muy ocupado. ¿Qué le parece mañana?
b. activo
The new treatment will allow patients to lead a full life.El nuevo tratamiento permitirá a los pacientes llevar una vida activa.
4. (comprehensive)
a. completo (explanation)
We need a full report of the company's activities overseas.Necesitamos un informe completo de las actividades de la empresa en el extranjero.
b. detallado
She gave the police a full description of her attacker.Le dio una descripción detallada de su asaltante a la policía.
5. (maximum)
a. todo
She approached the bend at full speed.Tomó la curva a toda velocidad.
b. pleno
She signed the document in full possession of her faculties.Firmó el documento en plena posesión de sus facultades.
6. (rounded)
a. llenito
The model has a rather full figure.La modelo es más bien llenita.
7. (satisfied)
a. lleno
I’m completely full and have no room for dessert.Estoy lleno a tope y no puedo comer postre.
8. (whole)
a. entero
She had to wait a full week for the results of her test.Tuvo que esperar una semana entera para tener los resultados de su análisis.
b. íntegro
We were late for the discount and had to pay full price.Llegamos tarde para el descuento y tuvimos que pagar el precio íntegro.
9. (loose)
a. amplio
She prefers wearing full skirts.Prefiere llevar faldas amplias.
10. (conceited; used with "of oneself")
a. creído
Sofia is so full of herself that it's unbearable to be around her.Sofía es tan creída que es insoportable estar con ella.
b. engreído
Do you like Cristian? - Well, he is very attractive, but is also full of himself.¿Te gusta Cristian? - Pues, sí es muy atractivo pero también es muy engreído.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
11. (as an intensifier)
a. perfectamente
Why do you eat things that you know full well you're allergic to?¿Por qué comes cosas que sabes perfectamente que te dan alergia?
b. muy bien
You know full well what really happened.Tú sabes muy bien lo que realmente sucedió.
12. (directly)
a. directamente
She looked me full in the face and didn't recognize me.Me miró directamente a la cara y no me reconoció.
b. pleno
The ball hit her full in the face knocking her to the ground.El balón la golpeó en plena cara haciéndola caer al suelo.
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twin(
twihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el gemelo
(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 gemela
(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).
(identical)
My friend got pregnant with twins.Mi amiga se quedó embarazada de gemelos.
b. el mellizo
(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 melliza
(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).
(fraternal)
My brother and sister are twins.Mi hermano y mi hermana son mellizos.
c. el cuate
(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 cuata
(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).
(fraternal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't know my friend Yasmin's twin, but I imagine they don't look alike.No conozco al cuate de mi amiga Yasmín, pero me imagino que no se parecen.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(double)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm sure I've seen the twin of that necklace somewhere.Estoy segura de que he visto un collar idéntico en alguna parte.
Wow! I have the twin of your shirt.¡Guau! Tengo una blusa igualita a la tuya.
b. el sosia
(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).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(person)
Some people think it's bad luck to see your twin.Hay gente que cree que es mala suerte ver a tu sosia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relative)
a. gemelo
People never confuse me with my twin sister because she has a mole on her cheek.La gente nunca me confunde con mi hermana gemela porque ella tiene un lunar an la mejilla.
b. mellizo
My twin sister looks just like our mother.Mi hermana melliza es igualita a nuestra madre.
c. cuate
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't look anything like my twin brother.No me parezco nada a mi hermano cuate.
4. (paired)
a. gemelo
We took photos of the cathedral's twin spires.Tomamos fotografías de los chapiteles gemelos de la catedral.
b. doble
The old man bought a twin pack of socks.El viejito compró un paquete doble de calcetines.
c. cuate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Look at those twin apple trees at the entrance to the orchard.Mira esos manzanos cuates a la entrada del huerto.
5. (linked)
a. hermano
As far as I know, we don't have a twin city.Hasta donde yo sé, no tenemos ninguna ciudad hermana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to link)
a. hermanar
Our city will be twinned with a small village in Australia.Nuestra ciudad se hermanará con un pueblecito de Australia.
7. (to combine)
a. combinar
You should twin that plaid skirt with a simple shirt.Debes combinar esa falda de tela escocesa con una blusa simple.
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