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"Usadas" is a form of "usado", an adjective which is often translated as "used". "Usad" is a form of "usar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to use". Learn more about the difference between "usadas" and "usad" below.
usado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not new)
a. used
Conozco a un tipo que vende su computadora usada muy barata.I know a guy who's selling his used computer at a very cheap price.
b. second-hand
Mis padres compran ropa usada para ahorrar dinero.My parents buy second-hand clothes to save some money.
2. (damaged)
a. worn
Mi bañador estaba muy usado y, por eso, me he comprado uno nuevo.My swimming suit was really worn, so I bought a new one.
b. worn-out
El libro de la autoescuela está muy usado y le faltan páginas.The driving school book is worn-out and some pages are missing.
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usar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to utilize)
a. to use
Puedes usar mi teléfono viejo si no logras encontrar el tuyo.You can use my old phone if you don't manage to find yours.
2. (to have on)
a. to wear
Voy a usar mi chaqueta nueva cuando haga frío.I'm going to wear my new jacket when it gets cold.
usarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to be in fashion)
a. to be worn
En verano se vuelven a usar los vestidos y las faldas.In summer, dresses and skirts are worn again.
b. to be in fashion
Se usaban los overoles en los ochenta y los noventa.Overalls were in fashion in the eighties and nineties.
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