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"Literate" is an adjective which is often translated as "culto", and "literature" is a noun which is often translated as "la literatura". Learn more about the difference between "literate" and "literature" below.
literate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (well-educated)
a. culto
Daniela's fiancé is a literate gentleman from Massachusetts.El prometido de Daniela es un caballero culto de Massachusetts.
2. (not illiterate)
a. alfabetizado
Household poverty increases when the head of household isn't literate.La pobreza del hogar aumenta cuando el jefe de familia no está alfabetizado.
b. que sabe leer y escribir
There are more people literate now than ever before in history.Hay más gente que sabe leer y escribir ahora que nunca antes en la historia.
3. (having knowledge in a specific area)
a. que tiene conocimientos
Most of the population is not politically literate.La mayor parte de la población no tiene conocimientos de política.
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literature(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (writing)
a. la literatura
(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).
Among the fine arts, literature is my favorite.Entre las bellas artes, la literatura es mi favorita.
2. (body of written works)
a. la literatura
(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).
Courtney is studying 19th-century Argentine literature.Courtney estudia la literatura argentina del siglo 19.
3. (collective studies on a particular subject)
a. la bibliografía
(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 isn't enough scientific literature on the subject.No hay suficiente bibliografía científica sobre el tema.
4. (informational materials)
a. la información
(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).
The doctor gave me some literature to read so we know what to expect with this procedure.El doctor me dio un poco de información para leer para saber qué esperar de este procedimiento.
b. el folleto
(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).
I hope our neighbors stop giving us literature about their cult.Ojalá los vecinos dejen de darnos folletos sobre su culto.
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