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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (dead)
a. deceased
El artista hace figuras de músicos difuntos para adornar los altares de muertos.The artist makes figures of deceased musicians to decorate Day of the Dead altars.
La familia del paciente difunto está demandando al hospital donde murió.The family of the deceased patient is suing the hospital where he died.
b. late
¿Este coche le pertenecía a su difunta esposa?Did this car belong to your late wife?
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. (dead person)
a. deceased
El alcalde dio sus condolencias a la familia del difunto.The mayor offered his condolences to the family of the deceased.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. deceased, dead
el difunto Sr. Pérezthe late Mr Pérez
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el difuntothe deceased
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difuntoa difunta
el difunto ministro the late minister
deceased; deceased person
la familia del difunto the family of the deceased
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Phrases with "difunto"
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la viuda del difunto
the widower of the deceased
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