eléctrico

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eléctrico(
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lehk
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tree
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koh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to electricity)
a. electric
Tony me recomendó este nuevo cepillo de dientes eléctrico.Tony recommended me this new electric toothbrush.
b. electrical
Mantén todos los aparatos eléctricos desconectados cuando no los estés usando.Keep all the electrical appliances disconnected when you're not using them.
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. (occupation)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. electrician
El eléctrico vino a arreglar el cortocircuito.The electrician came to fix the short circuit.
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eléctrico
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. electric
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eléctrico
adjective
electric; electrical
¿"Electric" o "electrical"?
El adjetivo eléctrico se traduce por electric cuando nos referimos a un aparato en particular o a la luz eléctrica:
Siempre duermo con una manta eléctrica I always sleep with an electric blanket
... una estufa eléctrica ... ... an electric heater ...
... la invención de la luz eléctrica ... ... the invention of electric light ...
En cambio, si hablamos de aparatos eléctricos en general o de la electricidad generada por un organismo vivo, se traduce por electrical:
... aparatos eléctricos ... ... electrical appliances ...
... componentes eléctricos ... ... electrical components ...
... la actividad eléctrica en el cerebro ... ... electrical activity in the brain ...
Eso ha ocurrido a consecuencia de un fallo eléctrico That was caused by an electrical fault
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