Quick answer
"Option" is a noun which is often translated as "la opción", and "alternative" is an adjective which is often translated as "alternativo". Learn more about the difference between "option" and "alternative" below.
option(
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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. (choice)
a. la opción
(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).
Moving to the countryside is always an option.Siempre queda la opción de irse a vivir al campo.
b. la posibilidad
(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).
They offered me the option of working at the office or remotely.Me ofrecieron la posibilidad de trabajar en la oficina o desde casa.
c. la alternativa
(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).
They had no option but to leave the country.No tuvieron otra alternativa que salir del país.
2. (accessory)
a. el extra
(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).
Front-wheel drive is considered to be an option.La tracción delantera se considera un extra.
3. (education)
a. la asignatura optativa
(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).
I'm going to do microbiology as my option.Voy a hacer microbiología como asignatura optativa.
4. (right)
a. la opción
(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).
They have an option to buy the property for a limited time.Tienen opción de compra de la propiedad por un periodo limitado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to obtain the rights to)
a. conseguir los derechos de explotación de
When I was a struggling writer, I never dreamed Hollywood would want to option my novel.Cuando era una autora en apuros, nunca soñé que Hollywood querería conseguir los derechos de explotación de mi novela.
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alternative(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (different)
a. alternativo
We have several alternative covers for this month's issue.Tenemos varias portadas alternativas para el número de este mes.
b. otro
Do you have an alternative plan in case this one doesn't work?¿Tienes otro plan por si este no funciona?
2. (non-traditional)
a. alternativo
My love for alternative music started just a couple of years ago.Mi amor por la música alternativa comenzó hace solo dos años.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (option)
a. la alternativa
(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's no alternative but to take this road.No hay alternativa, tenemos que tomar esta carretera.
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