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"Inhabitants" is a form of "inhabitant", a noun which is often translated as "el/la habitante". "Locals" is a form of "local", an adjective which is often translated as "local". Learn more about the difference between "inhabitants" and "locals" below.
inhabitant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (resident)
a. el habitante
(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 habitante
(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).
Mexico City has over 21 million inhabitants.La Ciudad de México tiene más de 21 millones de habitantes.
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local(
lo
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kuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (from or related to a particular area)
a. local
The local newspaper is good for jobs.El periódico local es bueno para buscar trabajo.
b. de la zona
My children all go to the local school.Todos mis hijos van a la escuela de la zona.
2. (municipal)
a. local
There is a local election on May 7th.Hay elecciones locales el 7 de mayo.
3. (medicine)
a. local
It's a simple operation performed under local anesthesia.Es una operación sencilla, que se lleva a cabo con anestesia local.
b. localizado
It's just a local infection, nothing too serious.No es más que una infección localizada, no muy grave.
4. (transport)
a. urbano
The local bus service is terrible!¡El servicio de autobuses urbanos es pésimo!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (resident in a neigborhood)
a. el vecino de la zona
(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 vecina de la zona
(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).
The locals were very welcoming when I first moved here.Los vecinos de la zona fueron muy amables cuando recién me había instalado acá.
6. (resident in a small town)
a. el lugareño
(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 lugareña
(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).
This is the café where the locals gather to play cards.Este es el café donde se reúnen los lugareños para jugar a las cartas.
7. (pub) (United Kingdom)
a. el bar del barrio
(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).
I used to go to our local on Saturday night to have a beer with my friends.Iba al bar del barrio los sábados por la noche a tomar una cerveza con mis amigos.
8. (medicine)
a. la anestesia local
(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).
The surgeon finally decided to go for a local.Al final el cirujano se decidió por la anestesia local.
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