Quick answer
"Latino" is a noun which is often translated as "el latino", and "Hispanic" is an adjective which is often translated as "hispano". Learn more about the difference between "Latino" and "Hispanic" below.
Latino(
luh
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ti
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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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Hispanic(
hih
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spah
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nihk
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of Spanish language or culture)
a. hispano
Hispanic voters are playing an ever-increasing role in electoral politics.Los electores hispanos están desempeñando un papel cada vez mayor en la política electoral.
b. hispánico
He studied at the Hispanic Studies Program at the University of Barcelona.Estudió en el Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en la Universidad de Barcelona.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (people from Spanish-speaking cultures)
a. el hispano
(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 hispana
(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).
Hispanics make up a significant proportion of the workforce in the service industry.Los hispanos forman una parte grande de los empleados en el sector de servicios.
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