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"Interstate" is an adjective which is often translated as "entre estados", and "highway" is a noun which is often translated as "la carretera". Learn more about the difference between "interstate" and "highway" below.
interstate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (between states)
a. entre estados
Interstate relations were strained for a time in the seventies.Las relaciones entre estados fueron tensas durante un tiempo en los años setenta.
b. interestatal
The federal government regulates interstate commerce.El gobierno federal regula el comercio interestatal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (highway)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la interestatal
(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).
We drove the interstate from Santa Monica, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico.Manejamos por la interestatal desde Santa Mónica, California, hasta Albuquerque, Nuevo México.
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highway(
hay
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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. (road)
a. la carretera
(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).
There was a crash involving five cars on the highway into the city.Hubo un choque entre cinco automóviles en la carretera a la ciudad.
b. la autopista
(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).
You'll get to Mazatlan faster if you take the highway.Llegarás más rápido a Mazatlán si vas por la autopista.
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