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"Oldest" is an adjective which is often translated as "mayor", and "eldest" is an adjective which is also often translated as "mayor". Learn more about the difference between "oldest" and "eldest" below.
oldest(
ol
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dehst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mayor
The oldest resident who lives in this facility is 103 years old.El residente mayor que vive en este complejo tiene 103 años.
b. más antiguo
This is the oldest cathedral in the New World.Esta es la catedral más antigua del Nuevo Mundo.
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eldest(
ehl
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dihst
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (superlative of "old")
a. mayor
Nestor's eldest son was killed in the war.El hijo mayor de Nestor murió en la guerra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (first born)
a. el mayor
(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 mayor
(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).
Blanca and Santiago have four children; Matilda is the eldest.Blanca y Santiago tienen cuatro hijos; Matilda es la mayor.
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