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"Last name" is a noun which is often translated as "el apellido", and "surname" is a noun which is also often translated as "el apellido". Learn more about the difference between "last name" and "surname" 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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surname(
suhr
-
neym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (last name)
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).
Michael, what's your surname? - Jordan.Michael, ¿cuál es tu apellido? - Jordan.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (give a surname to)
a. apellidar
A young man surnamed Wójcik was here making enquiries about his ancestry.Un joven apellidado Wójcik estuvo aquí haciendo indagaciones sobre su ascendencia familiar.
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