alternative
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alternative(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (different)
a. alternativo
We have several alternative covers for this month's issue.Tenemos varias portadas alternativas para el número de este mes.
b. otro
Do you have an alternative plan in case this one doesn't work?¿Tienes otro plan por si este no funciona?
2. (non-traditional)
a. alternativo
My love for alternative music started just a couple of years ago.Mi amor por la música alternativa comenzó hace solo dos años.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (option)
a. la alternativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's no alternative but to take this road.No hay alternativa, tenemos que tomar esta carretera.
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alternative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (choice)
a. la alternativa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
there is no alternativeno hay alternativa
she had no alternative but to obeyno tenía más remedio que obedecer
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (plan, route, music, comedy)
a. alternativo(a)
an alternative proposaluna alternativa
alternative energyenergía alternativa
alternative medicinemedicina alternativa
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alternative [ɒlˈtɜːnətɪv]
adjective
1 [+plan, route] alternativo; otro
the only alternative system el único sistema alternativo; do you have an alternative candidate? ¿tienes otro candidato?
2 (non-traditional) alternativo
...alternative health care ...an alternative lifestyle
the alternative society la sociedad alternativa
noun
alternativa (f)
there are several alternatives hay varias alternativas or posibilidades; what alternatives are there? ¿qué alternativas or opciones hay?; I have no alternative no tengo más remedio; no me queda otra alternativa or opción; there is no alternative no hay otro remedio; no queda otra; (LAm) you have no alternative but to go no tienes más alternativa or opción or remedio que ir; fruit is a healthy alternative to chocolate la fruta es una opción más sana que el chocolate
New ways to treat arthritis may provide an alternative to painkillers Is there an alternative to going? For the businessman, there are few realistic alternatives to air travel
modifier
alternative comedian (n) humorista (m) alternativoaalternativa;a alternativa
alternative comedy (n) humorismo (m) alternativo
alternative energy (n) energías (f) alternativas
alternative medicine (n) medicina (f) alternativa
alternative school (n) (US) colegio para niños que requieren una atención diferenciada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "alternative"
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alternative music
la música alternativa
alternative rock
el rock alternativo
alternative energy
la energía alternativa
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