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"Last name" is a noun which is often translated as "el apellido", and "middle" is a noun which is often translated as "el medio". Learn more about the difference between "last name" and "middle" below.
last name(
lahst
 
neym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (surname)
a. el apellido
(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).
Her last name is a very common one in that country.Su apellido es uno muy popular en ese país.
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middle(
mih
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (location)
a. el medio
(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).
The truck stopped in the middle of the street.El camión paró en el medio de la calle.
b. el centro
(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).
They are going to meet in the middle of the city.Se van a reunir en el centro de la ciudad.
c. la mitad
(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).
Madrid is located in the middle of Spain.Madrid se ubica en la mitad de España.
2. (time)
a. la mitad
(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).
By the middle of the game, the stadium was already empty.Para la mitad del partido, el estadio ya estaba vacío.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to position)
a. medio
My family belongs to the middle class.Mi familia pertenece a la clase media.
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