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"Take a shower" is a phrase which is often translated as "ducharse", and "next" is an adjective which is often translated as "próximo". Learn more about the difference between "take a shower" and "next" below.
take a shower(
teyk
 
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shau
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ducharse
I need to take a shower and get dressed.Tengo que ducharme y vestirme.
b. tomar una ducha
Boy, you stink! Why don't you take a shower?¡Vaya cómo apestas! ¿Por qué no tomas una ducha?
c. bañarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can I take a shower before we go?¿Puedo bañarme antes de irnos?
d. darse una ducha (Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm going to take a shower. I'll be back in fifteen minutes.Voy a darme una ducha. Vuelvo en quince minutos.
e. darse un regaderazo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There's just time to take a shower before dinner.Justo hay tiempo para darme un regaderazo antes de cenar.
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next(
nehkst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (following)
a. próximo
Next year I'm going to university.El próximo año voy a la universidad.
b. siguiente
What happened in the next chapter of the story?¿Qué pasó en el siguiente capítulo del cuento?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm next, not you.Sigo yo, no tú.
Who's next? - I'm next!¿Ahora a quién le toca? - ¡Me toca a mí!
2. (adjacent)
a. de al lado
I could hear a person sleeping in the next room.Podía oír a una persona durmiendo en la habitación de al lado.
b. siguiente
They're having a party on the next street.Tienen fiesta en la siguiente calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (afterwards)
a. luego
First, grab that bag. Next, fill it with money.Primero, agarra esa bolsa. Luego, llénala de dinero.
b. después
What happened next? - We went home.¿Qué pasó después? - Fuimos a casa.
c. ahora (in the future)
And what happens next? - We could go to France.¿Y ahora qué ocurre? - Podríamos ir a Francia.
4. (on the following occasion)
a. la próxima vez
(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 we meet next, I will be a doctor.La próxima vez que nos veamos, seré doctor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (following person in line or rank)
a. el siguiente
(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 siguiente
(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).
Next in line, please!¡Que pase el siguiente en la fila!
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