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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (warmth)
a. affection
Siento mucho afecto por Daniel y su familia. Son unos buenos amigos.I feel great affection for Daniel and his family. They're good friends.
b. fondness
Recuerdo a algunos de mis maestros de primaria con mucho afecto.I remember some of my primary school teachers with great fondness.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Siento afecto por ti, pero no te quiero.I'm fond of you, but I don't love you.
Claro que los gatos sienten afecto por sus dueños; yo diría que nos aman.Of course cats are fond of their owners; I'd say they love us.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (enthusiastic; used with "a")
a. fond of
Manuel es muy afecto al rock, pero no le gusta el pop.Manuel is very fond of rock, but he doesn't like pop.
b. keen on
No soy afecto a los deportes extremos, pero gracias por la invitación.I'm not keen on extreme sports, but thank you for the invitation.
c. attached to (devoted to)
Soy muy afecta a mi abuela.I'm very attached to my grandmother.
3. (finance or legal; used with "a")
a. subject to
No entiendo por qué estos productos están afectos al IVA.I don't understand why these products are subject to VAT.
b. liable to
No te olvides que los beneficos están afectos a impuestos.Don't forget that profits are liable to taxes.
4. (assigned to; used with "a")
a. attached to
Los empleados afectos a esta secretaría deberán usar identificación.All employees attached to this department must carry identification.
5. (medicine; used with "de")
a. afflicted with
Aquí muchas personas están afectas de SIDA.Here, many people are afflicted with AIDS.
b. with (preposition)
Un paciente afecto de bronquitis tuvo que ser internado en el hospital.A patient with bronchitis had to be admitted to the hospital.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. affection, fondness
sentir afecto por alguiento be fond of somebody
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1 (apegado) affectionate
afecto a attached to
afecto a (Jur) (sujeto) subject to; liable for
afecto de (Med) afflicted with
1 (cariño) affection; fondness;a for
tomar afecto a algn to become attached to sb
2 (emoción) feeling; emotion
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