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"Internal" is an adjective which is often translated as "interno", and "external" is an adjective which is often translated as "externo". Learn more about the difference between "internal" and "external" below.
internal(
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tuhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (physically inside)
a. interno
The internal structure of the building is still intact.La estructura interna del edificio todavía está intacta.
b. interior
The internal walls were destroyed during the earthquake.Las paredes interiores se destrozaron en el terremoto.
2. (within an organization)
a. interno
We will be conducting an internal investigation to find the embezzlers.Realizaremos una investigación interna para encontrar los desfalcadores.
3. (medicine)
a. interno
The patient was suffering from internal bleeding.La paciente sufría una hemorragia interna.
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external
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (outer)
a. externo
This external wall has deteriorated over the years from exposure to the sun.Este muro externo se ha deteriorado con los años por la exposición al sol.
b. exterior
People tend to judge based on external appearance.La gente tiende a juzgar basándose en la apariencia exterior.
c. tópico (medicine)
This ointment is intended for external use only.Este ungüento es exclusivo para uso tópico.
2. (outside)
a. externo
The company is hiring external candidates for the position.La compañía está contratando candidatos externos para el puesto.
b. exterior
I think our business needs some external help to succeed.Creo que nuestro negocio necesita un poco de ayuda exterior para tener éxito.
3. (not domestic)
a. exterior
The Secretary of External Affairs met with the President today.El Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores se reunió hoy con el presidente.
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