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"Postal" is an adjective which is often translated as "postal", and "ayer" is an adverb which is often translated as "yesterday". Learn more about the difference between "postal" and "ayer" below.
postal(
pohs
-
tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to the mail)
a. postal
El servicio postal de este país está cada vez peor.This country's postal service is getting worse and worse.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (card)
a. postcard
Laurita me mandó una postal preciosa desde Pisa.Laurita sent me a lovely postcard from Pisa.
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ayer(
ah
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yehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the day before today)
a. yesterday
Me siento mucho mejor hoy que ayer.I feel much better today than yesterday.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(recent past)
a. yesteryear
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La vida simple del ayer que echamos tanto de menos.The simple life of yesteryear that we miss so much.
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