el griego
-the Greek
See the entry for griego.


This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (language)
a. Greek
Traduje la novela del español al griego.I translated the novel from Spanish into Greek.
2. (unintelligible language)
a. Greek
¿Entiendes lo que el profesor está explicando? - No, para mí es griego.Can you understand what the teacher is explaining?. - No, it's all Greek to me.
b. double Dutch (United Kingdom)
¿Puedes usar palabras más fáciles? No te puedo entender si hablas en griego.Can you use simpler words? I can't understand if you talk double Dutch.
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
3. (nationality)
a. Greek
En nuestro hotel se hospedan muchos griegos y alemanes.Many Greeks and Germans stay at our hotel.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Greek origin)
a. Greek
El ejército persa destruyó la ciudad griega.The Greek city was destroyed by the Persian army.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (the inhabitants of Greece)
a. Greek
Los griegos miran a sus antepasados con orgullo.The Greek are very proud of their ancestors.
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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. Greek
2. (lengua)
a. Greek
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. Greek
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griegoa griega
Greek; Grecian
1 (persona) Greek
2 (tramposo) cheat
1 (Lingüística) Greek
griego antiguo ancient Greek
2 (lenguaje ininteligible) gibberish; double Dutch
hablar en griego to talk double Dutch; para mí es griego it's all Greek to me
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