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"Outstanding" is an adjective which is often translated as "extraordinario", and "pending" is an adjective which is often translated as "pendiente". Learn more about the difference between "outstanding" and "pending" below.
outstanding(
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stahn
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exceptional)
a. extraordinario
Congratulations! This is an outstanding achievement.¡Enhorabuena! Esto es un logro extraordinario.
b. destacado
He is one of the most outstanding writers of children's literature.Es uno de los escritores de literatura infantil más destacados.
2. (unpaid)
a. pendiente
I hope they cover the outstanding debt.Espero que se hagan cargo de la deuda pendiente.
3. (unresolved)
a. pendiente
There's only one outstanding issue.Solo hay un tema pendiente.
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pending(
pehn
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unfinished)
a. pendiente
We haven't made any changes to the budget because a final decision is still pending.No hemos hecho cambios al presupuesto porque la decisión final ha quedado pendiente.
b. en trámite
I cannot travel because the approval of my passport application is still pending.No puedo viajar porque la aprobación de mi pasaporte todavía está en trámite.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (awaiting)
a. a la espera de
Any remaining decisions regarding the firing of the CEO would be pending further investigation.Cualquier decisión restante en cuanto al despido del DG quedará a la espera de una investigación posterior.
b. en espera de
Notification of your hiring status will be pending the completion of all applicant interviews.La notificación de su contratación queda en espera de la finalización de todas las entrevistas con los solicitantes.
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