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"Grave" is a noun which is often translated as "la tumba", and "tomb" is a noun which is also often translated as "la tumba". Learn more about the difference between "grave" and "tomb" below.
grave(
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grav
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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. (tomb)
a. la tumba
(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).
When you die, I will dance over your grave.Cuando mueras, bailaré sobre tu tumba.
b. la sepultura
(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).
I put some flowers on my grandmother's grave.Puse flores en la sepultura de mi abuela.
2. (death)
a. la tumba
(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 took the secret of her real identity to the grave.Se llevó a la tumba el secreto de su identidad verdadera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (severe)
a. grave
It was a grave situation that both sides were faced with.Era una situación grave que enfrentaba a ambas partes.
b. serio
Turtles are in grave danger of extinction.Las tortugas corren un serio peligro de extinción.
4. (solemn)
a. grave
His look was grave and preoccupied.Tenía una mirada grave y preocupada.
b. serio
A picture of a grave and taciturn man hung on the wall.De la pared colgaba el cuadro de un hombre serio y taciturno.
5. (grammar)
a. grave
The grave accent points to the left and upward.El acento grave se eleva hacia la izquierda.
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tomb(
tum
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la tumba
(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).
When the archaeologists entered the tomb, the mummy burst out of the sarcophagus.Cuando los arqueólogos entraron a la tumba, la momia salió de golpe del sarcófago.
b. el sepulcro
(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 founder of the city is buried in an enormous granite tomb.El fundador de la ciudad está enterrado en un sepulcro enorme de granito.
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