Quick answer
"Latin" is a noun which is often translated as "el latín", and "Latino" is a noun which is often translated as "el latino". Learn more about the difference between "Latin" and "Latino" below.
Latin(
lah
-
dihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el latín
(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).
Latin is no longer spoken, but it is the root of many modern languages.El latín ya no se habla, pero es la raíz de muchas lenguas modernas.
2. (Latin American)
a. el latino
(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 latina
(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).
A lot of Latins live in this neighborhood, so you hear a lot of Spanish.Muchos latinos viven en este barrio, así que se oye mucho español.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to Latin)
a. latino
Galician and Catalan are two Latin languages spoken in Spain.El gallego y el catalán son dos lenguas latinas habladas en España.
4. (Latin American)
a. latino
I speak Spanish because I had Latin friends growing up.Hablo español porque tenía amigos latinos de joven.
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Latino(
luh
-
ti
-
no
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (person from Latin America)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el latino
(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 latina
(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 are many Latinos from various countries in our neigborhood.Hay muchos latinos de varios países en nuestro barrio.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of Latin American origin)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. latino
There is a large Latino population in California.Hay una población latina grande en California.
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