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"Ghostly" is an adjective which is often translated as "fantasmal", and "phantom" is a noun which is often translated as "el fantasma". Learn more about the difference between "ghostly" and "phantom" below.
ghostly
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fantasmal
A ghostly figure loomed out of the fog.Una figura fantasmal surgió de entre la niebla.
A ghostly hand appeared under the door.Una mano fantasmal apareció por debajo de la puerta.
b. espectral
I heard ghostly voices echoing around the gallery.Oí voces espectrales que resonaban por la galería.
c. fantasmagórico
The once thriving town has the ghostly air of an abandoned movie set.La que otrora fuera una próspera ciudad tiene ahora el aspecto fantasmagórico de un plató abandonado.
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phantom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (supernatural being)
a. el fantasma
(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).
The children ran screaming from the house when they saw the phantom.Los niños salieron corriendo de la casa cuando vieron el fantasma.
Today I'm going to tell you the story of the phantom of the old train station.Hoy les voy a contar el cuento del fantasma de la antigua estación de tren.
2. (unreal thing)
a. la fantasía
(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).
He's not a real candidate. He's just a phantom to make sure people vote for the other candidate.No es un candidato de verdad. Solo es una fantasía para asegurarse de que la gente vote por el otro candidato.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (ghostly)
a. fantasmal
George saw a phantom figure pass right through the wall.George vio a una figura fantasmal atravesar la pared.
4. (imaginary)
a. imaginario
Jose went to scratch his left leg, then realized it was just a phantom itchiness.José quiso rascarse la pierna izquierda, pero luego se dio cuenta de que era solo una picazón imaginaria.
b. fantasma
I hear you talk about Morgan all the time. When do we get to meet this phantom girlfriend of yours?Te oigo hablar de Morgan todo el tiempo. ¿Cuándo podremos conocer a esta novia fantasma tuya?
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