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"Question" is a noun which is often translated as "la pregunta", and "answer" is a noun which is often translated as "la respuesta". Learn more about the difference between "question" and "answer" below.
question(
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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. (query)
a. la pregunta
(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).
Do you have any questions about the procedure?¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre el procedimiento?
There were ten questions on the exam.Había diez preguntas en el examen.
2. (matter)
a. la cuestión
(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).
It's a question of time before they find out about what happened.Solo es cuestión de tiempo hasta que se enteren de lo que pasó.
b. el asunto
(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).
The question of security was addressed by the manager.El director abordó el asunto de la seguridad.
3. (doubt)
a. la duda
(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 is no question that he is happy at college.No hay duda de que es feliz en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to ask questions of)
a. preguntar
They questioned me about my health.Me preguntaron acerca de mi salud.
b. interrogar
The police questioned him after the murder.La policía lo interrogó después del asesinato.
5. (to doubt)
a. dudar de
I questioned his honesty from the beginning.Dudé de su honestidad desde el principio.
b. poner en duda
Some question the authenticity of the manuscript.Algunos ponen en duda la autenticidad del manuscrito.
c. cuestionar
Colonists began to question the authority of the British monarchy.Los colonos comenzaron a cuestionar la autoridad de la monarquía británica.
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answer(
ahn
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suhr
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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. (reply)
a. la respuesta
(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 really need an answer to my question.De verdad necesito una respuesta a mi pregunta.
b. la contestación
(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).
You have to decide and give us an answer by tomorrow at the latest.Tienen que decidir y darnos una contestación como muy tarde mañana.
2. (solution)
a. la solución
(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).
You got the right answer but lost points for not showing your work.Obtuviste la solución correcta pero perdiste puntos por no mostrar tu trabajo.
b. la respuesta
(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).
The answer was in front of us the whole time.La respuesta estaba delante de nosotros el tiempo entero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to respond)
a. responder a
I love it when people answer my emails immediately.Me encanta que respondan a mis correos inmediatamente.
b. contestar
Take your time to answer all the questions.Tómense su tiempo para contestar todas las preguntas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to respond)
a. contestar
I called her twice, but she did not answer.La llamé dos veces, pero no contestó.
b. responder
She thought deeply before answering.Ella pensó profundamente antes de responder.
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