Quick answer
"Videos" is a form of "video", a noun which is often translated as "el video". "Literature" is a noun which is often translated as "la literatura". Learn more about the difference between "literature" and "videos" below.
literature(
lih
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duhr
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uh
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chuhr
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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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video(
vihd
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i
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o
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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. (recording)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We watched a video online to learn how to sew.Miramos un video en línea para aprender a coser.
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The video of the monkeys is really funny.El vídeo de los monos es muy cómico.
2. (system)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I was lucky to get the eclipse on video.Tuve la suerte de grabar el eclipse en video.
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We can watch the royal wedding on video later.Podemos ver la boda real en vídeo más tarde.
3. (cassette)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What shall we do with all these old videos?¿Qué vamos a hacer con todos estos videos viejos?
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I keep our familiy videos in the attic.Guardo los vídeos de la familia en el ático.
c. el videocasete
(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).
The top shelf is full of videos.El estante de arriba está lleno de videocasetes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to film) (United Kingdom)
a. grabar en video
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Dad plans to video the entire recital.Papá planea grabar el recital entero en video.
b. grabar en vídeo
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
How can I video my computer screen?¿Cómo puedo grabar en vídeo la pantalla de mi ordenador?
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