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"Usted" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "avances" is a plural noun which is often translated as "trailer". Learn more about the difference between "usted" and "avances" below.
usted(
oos
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tehd
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you
¿Me permite usted que le sujete la puerta?May I hold the door for you?
ustedes
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (second person plural)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. you
¿Ustedes van a venir a la boda también?Are you coming to the wedding as well?
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person plural)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. you
Ustedes pueden dejar sus chaquetas en el vestuario y seguirme al comedor.You may leave your jackets in the coatroom and follow me to the dining room.
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avances(
ah
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bahn
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sehs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (film and television)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. trailer
Los avances desvelaban el final del filme.The trailer spoiled the end of the movie.
avance
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (onward movement)
a. advance
No pudimos hacer nada para parar el avance de las tropas de Franco.There was nothing we could do to stop the advance of Franco's troops.
b. forward move (sports)
El equipo visitante hizo un avance y ha entrado al territorio del contrincante.The visiting team made a forward move and is now on the home team's area.
3. (improvement)
a. progress
El avance en su recuperación postoperatoria es increíble.The progress he's made in his post-operative recovery is incredible.
b. advance
En los últimos años se han logrado grandes avances en el campo de la informática.In the last few years there have been great advances in the field of computing.
4. (film and television)
a. trailer
Me encanta ver avances de nuevas películas cuando voy al cine.I love seeing trailers of upcoming movies when I go to the cinema.
b. preview
Al final de cada episodio de la telenovela, muestran un avance de lo que va a pasar después.At the end of each episode of the soap opera, they show a preview of what happens in the next episode.
c. look ahead
Y este es un avance del noticiero de esta noche.And here is a look ahead at tonight's news.
5. (finance)
a. advance payment
Este cheque cubre el avance de $500 para la compra de la nueva lavadora y secadora.This check covers the $500 advance payment for the purchase of the washer and dryer.
b. advance
¿Pido un avance de 500 dólares?Shall I ask for a 500-dollar advance?
6.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(robbery)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Perdió todas sus joyas durante el avance de los pillos en su casa.She lost all her jewelry during the pillaging of her house.
El avance de los piratas dejó desolada la ciudad amurallada.The pirates' looting laid waste to the walled city.
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