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"Unknown" is an adjective which is often translated as "desconocido", and "unheard" is an adjective which is often translated as "inédito". Learn more about the difference between "unknown" and "unheard" below.
unknown(
uhn
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non
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not known)
a. desconocido
She was being taken to an unknown destination.La llevaban a un destino desconocido.
b. ignoto
They set sail in search of unknown lands.Se hicieron a la mar en busca de tierras ignotas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (person)
a. el desconocido
(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).
, la desconocida
(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).
This is a chance for young unknowns to make it in the music industry.Esta es una oportunidad para los jóvenes desconocidos que quieran alcanzar el éxito en la industria de la música.
3. (the unknown)
a. lo desconocido
Beyond the horizon was the unknown.Más allá del horizonte estaba lo desconocido.
4. (mathematics)
a. la incógnita
(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 unknown in the equation is the rate of expansion.La incógnita de la ecuación es la tasa de expansión.
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unheard(
uhn
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huhrd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not heard)
a. inédito
These songs have been unheard until now.Estas canciones han sido inéditas hasta el momento.
b. no oído
Historians have discovered unheard tapes of Richard Nixon.Unos historiadores han descubierto cintas no oídas de Richard Nixon.
2. (ignored)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The man's apologies to his wife went unheard.La mujer no oyó las disculpas de su marido.
The victim's screams were unheard.Hicieron caso omiso de los gritos de la víctima.
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