Quick answer
"Just" is an adjective which is often translated as "justo", and "fair" is an adjective which is also often translated as "justo". Learn more about the difference between "just" and "fair" below.
just(
juhst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fair)
a. justo
We are defending a just cause here.Estamos defendiendo una causa justa.
2. (deserved)
a. merecido
It was a just punishment for his crimes.Fue un merecido castigo por sus crímenes.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (recently)
a. acabar de
I just washed the dishes and now I have to take out the trash.Acabo de lavar los platos y ahora me toca sacar la basura.
b. justo
I was just arriving when she left.Justo estaba llegando cuando ella se marchó.
c. ahora mismo
I was just deciding what to do.Ahora mismo estaba decidiendo qué hacer.
4. (barely)
a. justo
I made it to the station just before the train left.Llegué a la estación justo antes de partir el tren.
b. por poco
You just missed him. He'll be back after lunch.Te lo perdiste por poco. Regresará después del almuerzo.
5. (exactly)
a. justo
Our new house is just what I wanted.Nuestra nueva casa es justo lo que quería.
6. (only)
a. solo
Don't be angry; I was just asking.No te enfades, solo estaba preguntando.
b. solamente
I've been to New York just once.He estado en Nueva York solamente una vez.
c. nomás
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He came late just to annoy me.Vino tarde para fastidiarme nomás.
7. (equally)
a. tan
My new computer is just as good as yours.Mi computadora nueva es tan buena como la tuya.
8. (emphatic)
a. verdaderamente
The new models are just amazing.Los nuevos modelos son verdaderamente asombrosos.
9. (simply)
a. sencillamente
It was just the best movie I've seen in years.Sencillamente fue la mejor película que he visto en años.
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fair(
fehr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (just)
a. justo
It's not fair! You gave him more than me!¡No es justo! ¡Le diste más a él que a mí!
b. imparcial
The accused has the right to a fair trial.El acusado tiene derecho a un juicio imparcial.
c. equitativo (deal)
Two pigs for two sheep seems like a fair exchange to me.Dos cerdos por dos ovejas me parece un intercambio equitativo.
d. limpio (fight or competition)
Fair play is expected of the whole team.Se espera juego limpio del equipo entero.
2. (considerable)
a. bastante
I have a fair amount of time before my next appointment.Tengo bastante tiempo antes de mi próxima cita.
3. (color)
a. rubio (hair)
She has long, fair hair.Tiene el cabello largo y rubio.
b. claro (skin)
Your skin is so fair; you really ought to wear sunscreen.Tienes la piel tan clara; deberías ponerte protector solar.
c. blanco (skin)
My mom is fair and has lot of freckles.Mi madre es blanca y tiene muchas pecas.
d. güero (skin)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I saw the killer. He's tall, fair, and red-headed.He visto al asesino. Es alto, güero y pelirrojo.
4. (weather)
a. favorable
We went out on my father's sloop, and we enjoyed blue skies and fair winds.Salimos en la balandra de mi padre y disfrutamos del cielo azul y los vientos favorables.
b. buen
I hope it doesn't rain for the party. - Don't worry, we're expecting fair weather.Espero que no llueva para la fiesta. - No te preocupes, se prevé que hará buen tiempo.
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(beautiful)
a. bello
That fair lady conquered my heart.Aquella bella mujer conquistó mi corazón.
b. hermoso
I will fight to defend the honor of my fair maiden.Lucharé para defender el honor de mi hermosa doncella.
6. (commerce)
a. razonable
They have really good food at fair prices.Tienen muy buena comida a precios razonables.
b. justo
Buying fair trade products ensures the dignity of artisans all over the world.Comprar productos de comercio justo asegura la dignidad de los artesanos de todo el mundo.
c. leal
We only buy fair trade coffee.Solamente compramos café de comercio leal.
7. (acceptable)
a. pasable
He got fair grades in high school, but he wasn't exactly a star student.Sacó notas pasables en el colegio, pero tampoco era un alumno estrella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (leisure)
a. la feria
(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're going to the fair this weekend. Are you up for it?Vamos a la feria este fin de semana. ¿Te apuntas?
9. (commerce)
a. la feria
(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 need to prepare our materials for the trade fair.Necesitamos preparar nuestro material para la feria comercial.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
10. (in a just way)
a. limpio
If you can't play fair, you won't be allowed to play at all.Si no eres capaz de jugar limpio, no se te permitirá jugar en absoluto.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(quite) (United Kingdom)
a. realmente
I was fair knackered by the time we finally found our way back.Estaba realmente agotado para cuando por fin encontramos el camino de vuelta.
b. de verdad
You'll fair freeze to death if you don't wear a coat.Te vas a quedar congelada de verdad si no te pones una chaqueta.
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