former
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
former(
fawr
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muhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (previous)
a. antiguo
The country was a republic of the former Soviet Union.El país era una república de la antigua Unión Soviética.
b. ex
She remains good friends with her former husband.Ella y su exmarido siguen siendo buenos amigos.
2. (first)
a. primero
I think her former suggestion sounds more acceptable.Yo creo que su primera sugerencia parece más aceptable.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (first)
a. el primero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la primera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Of the two novels he has written, the former is probably the best.De las dos novelas que ha escrito, la primera es probablemente la mejor.
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former
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pupil, colleague)
a. antiguo(a)
in a former lifeen una vida anterior
he is a mere shadow of his former selfno es más que una sombra de lo que fue
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the formerel/la primero(a)
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former [ˈfɔːməʳ]
adjective
1 (earlier, previous) antiguo; [+chairman, wife etc] ex
a former pupil un antiguo alumno
a former seat of government
in former days antiguamente; the former president el ex-presidente
"Position of "viejo" and "antiguo"" See culture box in entry old.
2 (of two) primero
your former idea was better tu primera idea fue mejor
pronoun
night and day, the former dark, the latter light la noche y el día, aquella oscura y este lleno de luz
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "former"
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former president
el expresidente
former student
exalumno
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