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"Mapa" is a noun which is often translated as "map", and "alma" is a noun which is often translated as "soul". Learn more about the difference between "mapa" and "alma" below.
mapa(
mah
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pah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (cartography)
a. map
Sigue el sendero marcado en el mapa para no perderte en el bosque.Follow the path marked on the map to not get lost in the woods.
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alma(
ahl
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mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (spirit)
a. soul
Siento en mi propia alma que deberíamos estar juntos.I feel it in my soul that we should be together.
Dicen que los vampiros no tienen alma.They say vampires have no soul.
2. (enthusiasm)
a. heart
Te amo desde lo más profundo de mi alma.I love you from the bottom of my heart.
3. (person)
a. soul
Durante un huracán, no hay ni un alma afuera.During a hurricane, there isn't a soul outside.
4. (fun person)
a. life and soul
Carlos siempre es el alma de la fiesta.Carlos is always the life and soul of the party.
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