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"Oral" is an adjective which is often translated as "oral", and "aural" is an adjective which is often translated as "auditivo". Learn more about the difference between "oral" and "aural" below.
oral(
awr
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uhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (spoken)
a. oral
My grandmother wrote down the oral history that had been passed along to her by her grandmother.Mi abuela anotó la historia oral que le había transmitido su abuela.
b. verbal
It may have been an oral agreement, but the fact that there were dozens of witnesses reinforces its validity.Puede haber sido un acuerdo verbal, pero el hecho de que hubiera docenas de testigos refuerza su validez.
2. (relating to the mouth)
a. bucal
As the daughter of a dentist, she learned good oral hygiene from a very young age.Como hija de dentista, aprendió a tener una buena higiene bucal desde muy temprana edad.
3. (taken by mouth)
a. oral
Amanda's mother took her to get oral contraceptives before she began having sex.La madre de Amanda la llevó a que le dieran anticonceptivos orales antes de que comenzara a tener relaciones sexuales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (test)
a. el examen oral
(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 have to pass an oral with all the professors in the department in order to get my degree.Debo pasar un examen oral con todos los profesores del departamento para conseguir mi licenciatura.
b. el oral
(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).
Nora was feeling anxious about having to pass an oral.Nora se sentía ansiosa por tener que pasar un oral.
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aural
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to hearing)
a. auditivo
The test includes exercises to assess the candidate's aural skills.La prueba incluye ejercicios para evaluar las aptitudes auditivas del candidato.
2. (medicine)
a. del oído
The patient was suffering from otitis and an aural discharge.El paciente sufría otitis y supuración del oído.
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