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"General" is an adjective which is often translated as "general", and "particular" is an adjective which is often translated as "especial". Learn more about the difference between "general" and "particular" below.
general(
jehn
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uhr
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uhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (applicable to all)
a. general
The general meeting of property owners will take place Friday.La reunión general de los propietarios será el viernes.
2. (overall)
a. general
The general level of the students at the high school was low.El nivel general de los alumnos en el colegio era bajo.
3. (widespread)
a. general
The general belief was that the abandoned house was inhabited by a poltergeist.La creencia general era que la casa abandonada estaba habitada por un poltergeist.
4. (not specialized)
a. general
The talk was addressed to the general public, so I couldn't use too much specialist vocabulary.La charla iba dirigida al público general, así que no podía usar demasiados tecnicismos.
5. (usual)
a. general
As a general rule, dogs are not allowed on this beach.Por regla general, no se admiten perros en esta playa.
6. (unspecific)
a. general
In general terms, this new phone model is lighter, slimmer, and faster.En términos generales, este nuevo modelo de teléfono es más ligero, más fino y más rápido.
7. (rank or title)
a. general
Who is the general manager of the company?¿Quién es el gerente general de la empresa?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (military)
a. el general
(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 general
(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).
The general ordered the soldiers to break ranks.El general ordenó a los soldados romper filas.
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particular(
par
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tihk
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yu
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luhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (special)
a. especial
Pay particular attention to what and when you eat.Preste especial atención a lo que come y cuándo lo hace.
b. excepcional
Performing such a challenging task requires very particular skills.Llevar a cabo semejante hazaña requiere cualidades muy excepcionales.
2. (specific)
a. en particular
In this particular context, "sex" refers to gender.En este contexto en particular, "sexo" se refiere al género.
3. (fussy)
a. especial
She's very particular when it comes to clothes.Es muy especial en lo que se refiere a la ropa.
b. maniático
My children are very particular about food.Mis hijos son unos maniáticos para la comida.
4. (persistent)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He was most particular that we shouldn't bring anything.Insistió en que no lleváramos nada.
Our sponsors were most particular that they don't want any scandal.Nuestros patrocinadores hicieron hincapié en que no quieren escándalos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (detail)
a. el detalle
(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).
For further particulars please send us an email.Si desea más detalles, por favor, envíenos un email.
6. (fact)
a. lo particular
Let's focus on the particular.Centrémonos en lo particular.
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