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"Juvenile" is an adjective which is often translated as "infantil", and "adult" is a noun which is often translated as "el adulto". Learn more about the difference between "juvenile" and "adult" below.
juvenile
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lacking maturity)
a. infantil
The movie was just awful. It was nothing but a bunch of crude, juvenile humor.La película estuvo pésima. Era puro humor grosero e infantil.
b. pueril
I'm not going to humor your juvenile whims.No voy a seguirte la corriente con tus caprichos pueriles.
2. (legal)
a. juvenil
Wilson was sentenced to a year in a center for juvenile delinquents.Wilson fue sentenciado a un año en un centro para delincuentes juveniles.
b. de menores
Due to the age of the plaintiff, the case will be handled in juvenile court.Debido a la edad de la acusada, el caso se procesará en un tribunal de menores.
3. (for young people)
a. juvenil
Paterson is one of the country's most popular authors of juvenile fiction.Paterson es uno de los autores de ficción juvenil más populares del país.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (young person)
a. el menor
(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 menor
(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).
Juveniles are not allowed to go into that video store.Los menores no tienen permitido entrar a esa tienda de videos.
b. el joven
(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 joven
(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 witness said the attacker was a juvenile.El testigo dijo que el atacante era un joven.
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adult(
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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. (fully grown person)
a. el adulto
(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 adulta
(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 club is seeking to add more events for adults.El club quiere organizar más eventos para adultos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (fully grown)
a. adulto
A butterfly is the adult stage of a caterpillar.Una mariposa es la etapa adulta de una oruga.
3. (sexually explicit)
a. para adultos
I can't believe the city allowed the adult movie theater to be built next to the school.No puedo creer que la ciudad haya permitido la construcción del cine para adultos al lado de la escuela.
4. (mature)
a. maduro
Despite being ten years younger, she was much more adult than he was.A pesar de tener diez años menos, ella era mucho más madura que él.
b. adulto
Your reaction was not very adult for a person of your age.Tu reacción no fue muy adulta para una persona de tu edad.
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