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"Zapato" is a noun which is often translated as "shoe", and "ropa" is a noun which is often translated as "clothes". Learn more about the difference between "zapato" and "ropa" below.
zapato(
sah
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pah
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (footwear)
a. shoe
Voy al centro comercial para comprar un par de zapatos para el trabajo.I'm going to the mall to buy a pair of shoes for work.
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ropa(
rroh
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pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. clothes
Necesito comprar ropa nueva para el viaje.I need to buy new clothes for our trip.
b. clothing
Necesitamos donaciones de alimentos y ropa para ayudar a las víctimas del desastre.We need donations of food and clothing to help victims of the disaster.
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