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"Incident" is a noun which is often translated as "el incidente", and "accident" is a noun which is often translated as "el accidente". Learn more about the difference between "incident" and "accident" below.
incident(
ihn
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sih
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dihnt
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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. (event)
a. el incidente
(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 police have reported no major incidents on the roads.La policía informó que no había habido incidentes graves en las carreteras.
b. el episodio
(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).
He told us of an embarrassing incident that happened to him when he was three years old.Nos contó un episodio embarazoso que le pasó cuando tenía tres años.
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accident(
ahk
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sih
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dihnt
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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. (mishap)
a. el accidente
(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).
Wear your seatbelt in case of an accident.Ponte el cinturón en caso de que haya un accidente.
2. (unplanned event)
a. la casualidad
(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).
It was an accident that we met in the street that day.Fue una casualidad que nos encontramos en la calle ese día.
b. el accidente
(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).
It was an accident of nature that the calf was born with two heads.Fue un accidente de la naturaleza que el becerro nació con dos cabezas.
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