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"Gold" is a noun which is often translated as "el oro", and "platinum" is a noun which is often translated as "el platino". Learn more about the difference between "gold" and "platinum" below.
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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. (metal)
a. el oro
(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).
My grandfather spent years looking for gold, but never found it.Mi abuelo pasó años buscando oro, pero nunca lo encontró.
2. (color)
a. el color oro
(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).
We painted the walls gold.Pintamos las paredes color oro.
3. (medal)
a. la medalla de oro
(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).
She won two golds in the Barcelona Olympic Games.Ganó dos medallas de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Barcelona.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (metal)
a. de oro (invariable)
Jack got a gold watch when he retired.A Jack le regalaron un reloj de oro cuando se jubiló.
5. (gold-colored)
a. dorado
The presenter was wearing a stunning gold evening gown.La presentadora llevaba puesto un vestido dorado e imponente.
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platinum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el platino
(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).
This wedding ring is made of platinum, and the other is gold.Esta alianza es de platino, y la otra, de oro.
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