An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exceptional)
a. extraordinary
Los resultados muestran que la inteligencia de Ana es extraordinaria.The tests show that Ana's intelligence is extraordinary.
b. unusual
Que nieve en pleno verano es totalmente extraordinario.It's highly unusual for it to snow in the middle of summer.
2. (great)
a. extraordinary
En su colección de cerámica hay objetos de una belleza extraordinaria.There are objects of extraordinary beauty in his ceramics collection.
b. outstanding
Ganar el campeonato mundial siete veces es un logro extraordinario.Winning the world championship seven times is an extraordinary achievement.
3. (supplementary)
a. extra
Asistir a dos bodas en un mes es un gasto extraordinario que no tenía previsto.Going to two weddings in one month is an extra expense I hadn't planned for.
b. additional
No puedo permitirme pagar la contribución extraordinaria que pide el ayuntamiento.I can't afford to pay the additional tax the council is asking for.
4. (publication)
a. special
Mi actor favorito aparece en el número extraordinario de la revista.My favorite actor appears in the special issue of the magazine.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (pubication)
a. special edition
El periódico publicará un extraordinario con motivo de la boda del príncipe.The newspaper will publish a special edition for the prince's wedding.
b. special issue
La revista del mes de mayo será un extraordinario sobre cocinas.May's magazine will be a special issue on kitchens.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (insólito)
a. extraordinary
lo extraordinario es que…the extraordinary thing is that…
2. (gastos)
a. additional
3. (edición, suplemento)
a. special
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (press)
a. special edition
5. (correo)
a. special delivery
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1 (especial) extraordinary
no tiene nada de extraordinario there's nothing extraordinary o special about it
2 (destacado) outstanding; [+edición, número, descuento] special; [+cobro] supplementary; extra
por sus servicios extraordinarios for his outstanding services
3 (insólito) unusual
1 (para una ocasión especial) treat
2 (en menú) special dish; extra dish
3 (de publicación) special issue
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