el antepasado, la antepasada(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (relative)
a. ancestor
Según este árbol genealógico, Cervantes fue mi antepasado.According to this family tree, Cervantes was my ancestor.
Los antepasados de mi familia llegaron aquí en 1870.My family's ancestors came here in 1870.
b. forebear
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Puedes solicitar la ciudadanía si tienes un antepasado italiano.You can apply for citizenship if you have an Italian forebear.
c. forefather
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Sus antepasados aterrizaron en esta isla hace muchos siglos atrás.Your forefathers landed on this island many centuries ago.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (foregone)
a. before last
¿Son nuevos en la ciudad? - Más o menos. Nos mudamos aquí el año antepasado.Are you new in town? - Sort of. We moved here the year before last.
b. previous
¿La casa fue construida en el Renacimiento? - No, parece de una era antepasada.Was the house built in the Renaissance? - No, it looks like it was from a previous era.
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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. ancestor
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antepasadoa antepasada
previous; before last
ancestor; forbear (formal)
antepasados ancestors
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