Quick answer
"When" is an adverb which is often translated as "cuándo", and "past participle" is a noun which is often translated as "el participio pasado". Learn more about the difference between "when" and "past participle" below.
when(
wehn
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in questions)
a. cuándo
When was the last time you cried?¿Cuándo fue la última vez que lloraste?
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (relative)
a. cuando
I was sleeping when he got home.Estaba durmiendo cuando llegó a casa.
b. en que
That was the year when we bought our first apartment.Ese fue el año en que compramos nuestro primer apartamento.
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past participle(
pahst
 
par
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dih
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sih
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puhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el participio pasado
(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 are many more irregular past participles in English than there are in Spanish.Hay mucho más participios pasados irregulares en inglés que en español.
b. el participio pasivo
(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 past participle of the verb "hacer" is "hecho".El participio pasivo del verbo "hacer" es "hecho".
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