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"Idea" is a noun which is often translated as "idea", and "pregunta" is a noun which is often translated as "question". Learn more about the difference between "idea" and "pregunta" below.
idea(
ee
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deh
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ah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (conception)
a. idea
El prestigioso científico rechazó inicialmente la idea de un "big bang".The prestigious scientist initially rejected the idea of a big bang.
b. concept
La idea de tiempo es una invención humana.The concept of time is a human invention.
2. (knowledge)
a. idea
¿Tienes idea de cómo llegar?Do you have any idea of how to get there?
b. clue
No tengo ni la menor idea de dónde puede estar.I don't have a clue about where it can be.
3. (opinion)
a. idea
Cada uno tiene su propia idea de cómo debe llevarse una casa.Each one has their own idea about how a house should be run.
b. impression
Me había hecho una idea falsa de tus amigos. Ahora sé que son buena gente.I had gotten a false impression of your friends. Now I know they are nice people.
4. (absurdity)
a. idea
¿Quién tuvo la brillante idea de venir aquí con esta lluvia?Who had the brilliant idea of coming here in this rain?
5. (suggestion)
a. idea
Tengo una idea: ¿qué tal si ofrecemos descuentos especiales?I have an idea: what if we offer special discounts?
6. (advise)
a. idea
He aquí algunas ideas para evitar la deshidratación.Here are some ideas to avoid dehydration.
7. (purpose)
a. intention
Compré el apartamento con la idea de alquilarlo.I bought the apartment with the intention of renting it.
b. idea
La idea del experimento era determinar el tiempo de reacción.The idea of the experiment was to determine reaction time.
ideas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (opinion)
a. ideas
Mi tío es conservador, pero algunas de sus ideas son liberales.My uncle is conservative, but he has some liberal ideas.
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pregunta(
preh
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goon
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. question
Siempre hace preguntas interesantes en clase.She always asks interesting questions in class.
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