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"Zoológico" is a noun which is often translated as "zoo", and "acuático" is an adjective which is often translated as "aquatic". Learn more about the difference between "zoológico" and "acuático" below.
zoológico(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal park)
a. zoo
El colegio llevó a los niños al zoológico para que vieran a los animales en persona.The school took the children to the zoo so that they could see the animals in person.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to the zoo)
a. zoological
El parque zoológico acogerá una cría de oso polar.The zoological park will take in a baby polar bear.
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acuático(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to water)
a. aquatic
Compramos plantas acuáticas para decorar el estanque.We bought aquatic plants to decorate the pond.
b. water
En la piscina de la escuela practicamos algunos deportes acuáticos, como la natación y el waterpolo.In the school pool we do some water sports like swimming and water polo.
2. (living in water)
a. aquatic
El vertido de petróleo afectó a muchas criaturas acuáticas.Many aquatic animals were affected by the oil spill.
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