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"Independent" is an adjective which is often translated as "independiente", and "Sweden" is a proper noun which is often translated as "Suecia". Learn more about the difference between "independent" and "Sweden" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (self-supporting)
a. independiente
I raised my children to be independent and hard-working.Crié a mis hijos para que fueran independientes y trabajadores.
2. (unconnected)
a. independiente
The police said that the attack was an independent incident, unrelated to the protests.La policía dijo que el ataque fue un suceso independiente, sin relación alguna con las protestas.
3. (objective)
a. imparcial
The judge considered that the brother of the accused could not be an independent witness.El juez consideró que el hermano del acusado no podía ser un testigo imparcial.
4. (on your own initiative)
a. propio
I made some independent investigations, and found out that the police was hiding evidence.Llevé a cabo mi propia investigación y descubrí que la policía estaba ocultando pruebas.
5. (private)
a. privado
If a newspaper starts receiving government funding, it ceases to be part of the independent media.Si un periódico empieza a recibir fondos públicos, deja de ser un medio de comunicación privado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (politics)
a. el candidato independiente, la candidata independiente
The senator left the party, and wants to stand for election as an independent.El senador dejó el partido y quiere presentarse a las elecciones como candidato independiente.
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (country)
a. Suecia
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden.Estocolmo es la capital de Suecia.
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