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"Overseas" is an adjective which is often translated as "extranjero", and "foreign" is an adjective which is also often translated as "extranjero". Learn more about the difference between "overseas" and "foreign" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (from another country)
a. extranjero (student, visitor)
Being an overseas student can hold unforeseen challenges.Ser estudiante extranjero puede implicar dificultades imprevistas.
2. (relating to lands beyond the sea)
a. de ultramar
Some Caribbean islands are sovereign states, but many are overseas territories of European countries.Algunas islas del Caribe son estados soberanos, pero muchas son territorios de ultramar de países europeos.
3. (commerce)
a. exterior
I'm trying to diversify my portfolio with some investments in the overseas market.Estoy tratando de diversificar mi cartera de acciones con unas inversiones en el mercado exterior.
4. (in another country)
a. en el exterior
The CEO will be visiting overseas branches of the company over the course of the year.El director ejecutivo visitará sedes de la empresa en el exterior durante el curso del año.
b. en ultramar
The soldier received an overseas assignment.El soldado recibió una misión en ultramar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (in another country)
a. en el extranjero
I spent a year studying English overseas.Pasé un año estudiando inglés en el extranjero.
b. fuera del país
I wasn't here to receive the package because I was overseas for a month.No estuve para recibir el paquete porque estuve fuera del país durante un mes.
6. (to another country)
a. al extranjero
I always wanted to travel overseas, but I never had the chance.Siempre quise viajar al extranjero, pero nunca tuve la oportunidad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (overseas)
a. extranjero
You learn a new culture when you live in a foreign country.Cuando vives en un país extranjero, aprendes una nueva cultura.
2. (commerce and politics)
a. exterior
Foreign policy is a key issue for the new government.La política exterior es un asunto clave para el nuevo gobierno.
3. (unfamiliar)
a. ajeno
I found it hard because the subject matter was foreign to me.Me pareció difícil porque el tema me era ajeno.
b. extraño
The body reacts when it is threatened by a foreign substance.El cuerpo reacciona cuando se ve amenazado por una sustancia extraña.
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