ayer
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ayer(
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yehr
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the day before today)
a. yesterday
Me siento mucho mejor hoy que ayer.I feel much better today than yesterday.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(recent past)
a. yesteryear
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La vida simple del ayer que echamos tanto de menos.The simple life of yesteryear that we miss so much.
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ayer
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. yesterday
ayer por la mañanayesterday morning
ayer (por la) nochelast night
2. (en el pasado)
a. in the past
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el ayeryesteryear
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ayer
adverb
yesterday
repitieron el capítulo de ayer yesterday's episode was repeated; ayer por la mañana yesterday morning; antes de ayer the day before yesterday; ayer eran terroristas, hoy en día comparten el gobierno yesterday they were terrorists, today they are part of the government; ayer mismo (España) ayer mismamente o no más (Latinoamérica) only yesterday
parece que fue ayer it seems like (only) yesterday
de ayer acá o a hoy
no es (cosa) de ayer it's nothing new
no nací ayer I wasn't born yesterday
el ayer yesteryear (literario)
siente nostalgia por el ayer
las canciones del ayer the songs of yesteryear (literario); el Madrid del ayer the Madrid of yesteryear (literario); old Madrid
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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