el extranjero
-the foreigner
See the entry for extranjero.


This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (from another country)
a. foreign
El empresario tiene cuentas en bancos extranjeros.The businessman has accounts in foreign banks.
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
2. (person from another country)
a. foreigner
Hay muchos extranjeros que viven en Nueva York.There are many foreigners living in New York.
b. alien (legal)
Con ese tipo de visa, los extranjeros pueden permanecer en el país por un tiempo limitado.With that kind of visa, aliens can stay in the country for a limited period.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (foreign land or lands)
a. abroad
Mis abuelos nunca han viajado al extranjero.My grandparents have never traveled abroad.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. foreign
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. foreigner
3. (territorio)
ir al extranjeroto go abroad
del extranjerofrom abroad
en o por el extranjeroabroad
viajar por el extranjeroto travel abroad
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extranjeroa extranjera
foreigner; (Jur) alien;
en el extranjero abroad; estar en el extranjero to be abroad; be in foreign parts; ir al extranjero to go abroad; pasó seis años en el extranjero he spent six years abroad; cosas del extranjero things from abroad; foreign things
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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