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"Loans" is a form of "loan", a noun which is often translated as "el préstamo". "Main" is an adjective which is often translated as "principal". Learn more about the difference between "loans" and "main" below.
loan(
lon
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (finance)
a. el préstamo
(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).
We repaid the bank loan before the date agreed on in the contract.Pagamos el préstamo bancario antes de la fecha estipulada en el contrato.
b. el crédito
(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).
We'll have to ask the bank for a loan to buy a new car.Tendremos que pedir un crédito al banco para comprar un carro nuevo.
2. (something lent)
a. prestado (adjective)
Is that your car? - No, it's a loan.¿Ese es tu carro? - No, es prestado.
That magazine is a loan; don't rip any pages out!Esa revista es prestada; ¡no le arranques las hojas!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to lend)
a. prestar
Would you mind loaning me some money to go to the cinema tonight?¿Te importaría prestarme algo de dinero para ir al cine esta noche?
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main(
meyn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (most important)
a. principal
My job is the main reason why I live in this city.Mi trabajo es la razón principal por la que vivo en esta ciudad.
b. fundamental
This summary includes the main ideas of the chapter.Este resumen incluye las ideas fundamentales del capítulo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (supply)
a. la cañería principal
(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).
(water)
The water main broke and we were out of water for an entire day.La cañería principal se rompió y nos faltó agua un día entero.
b. la tubería principal
(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).
(water)
The street is closed because the mains are going to be repaired.La calle está cortada porque van a reparar las tuberías principales.
c. el cable principal
(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).
(electricity)
Someone cut the main of the electrical system.Alguien cortó el cable principal de la red eléctrica.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(ocean)
a. la mar océana
(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).
She took her sailboat way out into the main.Ella llevó su velada hasta la mar océana.
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