Quick answer
"Latter" is an adjective which is often translated as "último", and "former" is an adjective which is often translated as "antiguo". Learn more about the difference between "latter" and "former" below.
latter(
lah
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duhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of two things)
a. último
If you decide on the latter choice, you can't take it back.Si te decides por la última opción, no puedes dar marcha atrás.
b. segundo
Would you like the car or the money? - I would prefer the latter option.¿Quiere el carro o el dinero? - Prefiero la segunda opción.
2. (last)
a. último
There was a lot of chaos during the latter days of the Roman Empire.Hubo mucho caos en los últimos días del Imperio romano.
b. segundo
The latter part of the century was far more peaceful.La segunda mitad del siglo fue mucho más pacífica.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (second thing mentioned)
a. este
Canada and the United States are both large countries, but the latter is more populous.Canadá y los Estados Unidos por igual son países grandes, pero este es más poblado.
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former(
fawr
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muhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (previous)
a. antiguo
The country was a republic of the former Soviet Union.El país era una república de la antigua Unión Soviética.
b. ex
She remains good friends with her former husband.Ella y su exmarido siguen siendo buenos amigos.
2. (first)
a. primero
I think her former suggestion sounds more acceptable.Yo creo que su primera sugerencia parece más aceptable.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (first)
a. el primero
(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 primera
(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).
Of the two novels he has written, the former is probably the best.De las dos novelas que ha escrito, la primera es probablemente la mejor.
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