ancients
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ancients(
eyn
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chihnts
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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.
ancient
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (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.
3.
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.
4.
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!
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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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ancients [ˈeɪnʃənts]
plural noun
the ancients los antiguos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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