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"Lost" is an adjective which is often translated as "perdido", and "past simple" is a noun which is often translated as "el pretérito simple". Learn more about the difference between "lost" and "past simple" below.
lost(
last
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (misplaced)
a. perdido
Never mind about your lost keys. I have an extra set.No te preocupes por tus llaves perdidas. Tengo otras.
2. (unable to find one's way)
a. perdido
That little boy looks like he's lost.Ese niño parece estar perdido.
3. (wasted)
a. perdido
Since he came out of prison, he's made up for lost time.Desde que salió de la cárcel, ha recuperado el tiempo perdido.
4. (that cannot be recovered)
a. perdido
Handwriting is becoming a lost art.Escribir a mano se está convirtiendo en un arte perdido.
5. (confused)
a. perdido
Wait a minute, I'm lost. Could you explain that again?Espera, me he perdido. ¿Podrías volver a explicarlo?
6. (presumed dead)
a. desaparecido
Her brother was lost in action.Su hermano se dio por desaparecido en combate.
7. (helpless)
a. perdido
I didn't know anyone at the party. I felt completely lost.No conocía a nadie en la fiesta. Me sentía totalmente perdido.
8. (engrossed)
a. absorto
Nicole was so lost in her book that she didn't hear the doorbell.Nicole estaba tan absorta en su libro que no escuchó el timbre de la puerta.
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past simple(
pahst
 
sihm
-
puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el pretérito simple
(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).
Make sure to review the past simple before tomorrow's test.Asegúrense de repasar el pretérito simple antes del examen mañana.
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