ancient
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ancient(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (history)
a. antiguo
There are some ruins from Ancient Rome in this town.Hay ruinas de la Roma antigua en este pueblo.
b. viejo
We walked among the ancient olive trees.Caminamos entre los viejos olivos.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very old)
a. prehistórico
Oh my God! Your TV is ancient!¡Dios mío! ¡Tu tele es prehistórica!
b. del tiempo de Maricastaña
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The books they have in this shop are ancient.Los libros que tienen en esta tienda son del tiempo de Maricastaña.
c. vetusto
Some of us still have an ancient printer.Algunos todavía tenemos una vetusta impresora.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. anciano
She's still alive? She must be ancient by now.¿Aún sigue viva? Debe de ser ya anciana.
b. viejo
Congratulations! You're 40. Now you're really ancient!¡Felicidades! Tienes 40. ¡Ahora sí que eres viejo!
ancients
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (people from ancient times)
a. los antiguos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is essential to understand the philosophy and history of the ancients.Es imprescindible entender la filosofía y la historia de los antiguos.
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ancient
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
the ancientslos antiguos
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. antiguo(a)
3. (colloquial)
a. vetusto(a) (car, clothes)
you're forty? — that's ancient!¿cuarenta años? — ¡estás hecho un carroza!
ancient historyhistoria antigua
Ancient Romela antigua Roma
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ancient [ˈeɪnʃənt]
adjective
1 (old, classical) antiguo
ancient Greek griego (m) antiguo; ancient history historia (f) antigua; that's ancient history! ¡eso pertenece a la historia!; in ancient days en la antigüedad; hace muchísimo tiempo; ancient monument (Britain) monumento (m) histórico; ancient Rome la Roma antigua; remains of ancient times restos (m) de la antigüedad
2 [+person] viejo; anciano; [+clothing, object] antiquísimo; de los tiempos de Maricastaña (informal)
He sorted through a box in the attic and found a couple of ancient sweaters He still prefers to use that ancient reel-to-reel tape recorder of his
we went in his ancient car fuimos en su antiquísimo coche; he's getting pretty ancient va para viejo
I feel positively ancient beside all these 20 year olds
"Position of "viejo" and "antiguo"" See culture box in entry old.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "ancient"
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ancient ruins
ruinas antiguas
ancient times
antigüedad
ancient civilizations
antiguas civilizaciones
ancient city
antigua ciudad
ancient history
historia antigua
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