el famoso
-the celebrity
See the entry for famoso.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (renowned)
a. famous
Antes de convertirse en un actor famoso, era carpintero.Before becoming a famous actor, he worked as a carpenter.
b. well-known
Soy un músico famoso en la escena local.I am a well-known musician on the local scene.
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. (star)
a. celebrity
Muchos famosos tienen mansiones junto al mar.Many celebrities own seaside mansions.
b. famous person
¿Viste algún famoso mientras estuviste en Los Ángeles?Did you see any famous people while you were in Los Angeles?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. famous
es famosa por su bellezashe is famous for her beauty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. famous person, celebrity
famosoa famosa
1 (célebre) famous; well-known
un actor famoso a famous o well-known actor; el pueblo es famoso por su cerámica the town is famous for its pottery; es famoso por sus ocurrencias he's renowned for his witticisms
2 (sonado)
aún recuerdo su famoso enfado I can still remember that time she got angry
celebrity; famous person
los famosos celebrities
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