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"Odd" is an adjective which is often translated as "extraño", and "even" is an adverb which is often translated as "aún". Learn more about the difference between "odd" and "even" below.
odd(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (strange)
a. extraño
If you think my teacher is odd, you should meet her husband Igor.Si crees que mi maestra es extraña, debes conocer a su esposo Igor.
b. raro
That's a very odd bird you have for a pet.Esa ave que tienes de mascota es muy rara.
2. (mathematics)
a. impar
The numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are odd.Los números que terminan en 1, 3, 5, 7 y 9 son impares.
b. non
If you add an odd number to an even number, you will get an odd number.Si sumas un número non a un número par, te dará un número non.
3. (occasional)
a. de vez en cuando
I enjoy the odd tequila now and then.Disfruto de vez en cuando con un tequila.
4. (unpaired)
a. sin pareja
Susie used odd candlesticks for an art project.Susie usó los candelabros sin pareja para un proyecto de arte.
b. desparejado
I found an odd sock in the dryer again.Volví a encontrar un calcetín desparejado en la secadora.
5. (approximate)
a. unos
I have 200-odd books.Tengo unos 200 libros.
6. (spare)
a. sobrante
Do you have any odd pieces of wood I could use as a doorstop?¿Tendrás algún pedazo de madera sobrante que pueda usar como tope?
odds
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (chances)
a. las probabilidades
(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).
What are the odds that you can take Friday off?¿Cuáles son las probabilidades de que puedas tomarte el viernes libre?
b. las posibilidades
(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).
It won't be easy for her to win, but her odds are better than mine.No le resultará fácil de ganar, pero sus posibilidades son mejores que las mías.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't know for sure whether Carlos will get the job, but the odds are in his favor.No estoy seguro que Carlos consiga el trabajo, pero lo tiene todo a su favor.
The odds are low that the United States will win the World Cup.Es poco probable que los Estados Unidos gane el Mundial.
8. (in betting)
a. las apuestas
(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 odds on this team are four to one.Las apuestas por este equipo están cuatro contra uno.
9. (difficulties)
a. las difficultades
(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).
Against great odds, Janelle graduated from high school.A pesar de las grandes dificultades, Janelle se graduó del colegio.
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even(
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vihn
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (still)
a. aún
This summer is even warmer than last.Este verano es aún más cálido que el verano pasado.
b. incluso
It is even worse than it looks.Es incluso peor de lo que parece.
c. todavía
This song sounds even better when sung by you.Esta canción suena todavía mejor cuando tú la cantas.
d. hasta
He even has to work on Sundays to pay that huge mortgage.Hasta tiene que trabajar los domingos para pagar esa tremenda hipoteca.
2. (in negation)
a. ni
He didn't even say goodbye before leaving.No dijo ni adiós antes de irse.
b. ni siquiera
Not even his grandmother could convince him not to go.Ni siquiera su abuela pudo convencerlo de que no fuera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (smooth)
a. liso
You need to polish the surface until it's nice and even.Tienes que pulir la superficie hasta que quede bien lisa.
b. plano
With an even floor, we would not fall down so often.Con un suelo plano, no nos caeríamos tanto.
4. (regular)
a. constante
We will arrive very soon if we keep this even pace.Llegaremos muy pronto si mantenemos este paso constante.
b. uniforme
Getting an even layer is easier with the right tools.Conseguir una capa uniforme es más fácil con las herramientas adecuadas.
c. regular
Let's keep the beat even for this song.Mantengamos el ritmo regular para esta canción.
d. parejo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
These lines are not even; you should redo them.Esas líneas no están parejas; las tienes que rehacer.
5. (equal)
a. igual
Cut the cake in twelve even slices.Corta el pastel en doce trozos iguales.
b. equitativo
The distribution of wealth is not even in our country.El reparto de la riqueza no es equitativo en nuestro país.
6. (mathematics)
a. par
Even numbers are multiples of two.Los números pares son múltiples de dos.
7. (exact)
a. exacto
Your total comes to ten dollars even.Su total es dies dólares exactos.
8. (calm)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Although I was angry, I managed to speak in an even voice.Aunque estaba enfadado, conseguí hablar sin alterar mi voz.
To be a good mom, you have to have an even temper to deal with your kids.Para ser una buena mamá, tienes que ser tranquila para lidiar con tus niños.
9. (on similar terms)
a. en paz
I paid him what I owed him and now we're even.Le pagué lo que le debía y ahora estamos en paz.
b. a mano
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I want to return the favor as soon as possible so that we're even.Quiero devolverle el favor cuanto antes para que estemos a mano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to make flat)
a. nivelar
They had to even the floor of their terrace.Tuvieron que nivelar el suelo de su terraza.
b. allanar
Use a spatula to even the icing of the cake.Usa una espátula para allanar el glaseado del pastel.
11. (to make equal)
a. igualar
The player tried to even the score, but failed.El jugador intentó igualar el marcador, pero no pudo.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
12. (although)
a. aun
Even after having eaten, I'm still hungry.Aun después de haber comido, todavía tengo hambre.
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