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"Universe" is a noun which is often translated as "el universo", and "space" is a noun which is often translated as "el espacio". Learn more about the difference between "universe" and "space" below.
universe(
yu
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nih
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vuhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (astronomy)
a. el universo
(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 Big Bang Theory tries to explain the expansion of the universe.La teoría del Big Bang intenta explicar la expansión del universo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(world)
a. el universo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You're the best boyfriend in the universe!¡Eres el mejor novio del universo!
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space(
speys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (room)
a. el espacio
(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).
There's not enough space for a closet.No hay espacio suficiente para un armario.
b. el sitio
(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).
There is space for one more in the car.Hay sitio para uno más en el coche.
2. (area)
a. el espacio
(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 two families were living in a very confined space.Las dos familias vivían en un espacio muy reducido.
3. (astronomy)
a. el espacio
(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 human race has sent over one thousand satellites into space.La raza humana ha enviado más de mil satélites al espacio.
4. (physics)
a. el espacio
(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).
Sound does not propagate in space.El sonido no se propaga en el espacio.
b. el vacío
(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).
He had no energy and spent his days staring into space.No tenía energía y se pasaba el día mirando al vacío.
5. (an interval of time)
a. el espacio
(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).
In the space of one hour, we'll be done.En el espacio de una hora, habremos terminado.
6. (freedom)
a. el espacio
(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).
You have to give me more space.Tienes que darme más espacio.
7. (printing and computing)
a. el espacio
(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).
There should be just one space instead of two after the colon.Después de los dos puntos debería haber un espacio en lugar de dos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (relative to outer space)
a. espacial
Several countries have developed their own space program.Varios países han creado su propio programa espacial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to separate)
a. espaciar
You have to space your meals evenly throughout the day.Tienes que espaciar las comidas de manera regular durante el día.
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