eterno

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (forever)
a. eternal
Si algo he aprendido de la vida, es que nada es eterno.If I've learned anything from life, it's that nothing is eternal.
b. everlasting
De niños se habían jurado amor eterno.They had sworn everlasting love as children.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(interminable)
a. never-ending
Tras unos minutos que me parecieron eternos, por fin llegó la ambulancia.After a few seemingly never-ending minutes, the ambulance finally arrived.
b. endless
El vuelo se me hizo eterno. ¿A ti no?The flight seemed endless. Wouldn't you agree?
3. (philosophy and religion)
a. eternal
¿Tú crees en la vida eterna?Do you believe in eternal life?
4. (age-old)
a. eternal
El eterno dilema de si invertir o no en calidad.The eternal dilemma of whether or not to invest in quality.
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eterno
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (perpetuo)
a. eternal
2. (colloquial)
a. never-ending, interminable
la eterna canciónthe same old story
eterno
adjective
1 (duradero) eternal; everlasting
el eterno problema del dinero the eternal o everlasting problem of money
2 (interminable) never-ending
el viaje se me hizo eterno I thought the journey would never end; the journey seemed never-ending o interminable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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