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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (aged)
a. elderly
Mi vecina anciana vive con 15 gatos.My elderly neighbor lives with 15 cats.
b. old
Derrumbaron un árbol de mango anciano.They cut down an old mango tree.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (elderly person)
a. old man (masculine)
Aunque tenga 80 años, mi abuelo dice que no es un anciano.Even though he's 80 years old, my grandfather says he's not an old man.
b. old woman (feminine)
Ayudé a una anciana a cruzar la calle.I helped an old woman cross the street.
c. elderly man (masculine)
Unos corredores jóvenes ayudaron a un anciano cuando le dio un calambre cerca de la meta.Some younger runners helped an elderly man when he got a cramp near the finish line.
d. elderly woman (feminine)
Una anciana chocó contra una pared al confundir el acelerador con el freno.An elderly woman crashed into a wall after mistaking the accelerator for the brake pedal.
3. (religious)
a. elder
El anciano invitó a los convocados a rezar.The elder invited those present to pray.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (elderly people)
a. elderly
Hay un hogar en el pueblo para los ancianos sin familia.There is a home in the village for the elderly who have no family.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. old
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (hombre)
a. old man, old person
3. (mujer)
a. old woman, old person
los ancianosthe elderly, old people
4. (de tribu)
a. elder
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ancianoa anciana
old; aged
[de mucha edad] old man/woman; elderly man/woman; (Religión) elder;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "anciano"
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te vas a vivir a un asilo cuando eres un anciano
you go live in a home when you're an old man
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