grown-up
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grown-up
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adult)
a. el adulto
(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 adulta
(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).
The children played in the garden while the adults chatted inside.Los niños jugaban en el jardín mientras los adultos charlaban adentro.
b. la persona mayor
(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).
Last time I saw Frances she was a baby. Now she's a grown-up.La última vez que vi a Frances era un bebé. Ahora es ya una persona mayor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (adult)
a. mayor
The Wilkinsons have three grown-up daughters.Los Wilkinson tienen tres hijas mayores.
3. (appropriate for an adult)
a. adulto
Looking after the kids all day, I miss grown-up conversation.Como me paso el día cuidando de los niños, echo de menos la conversación adulta.
4. (like an adult)
a. maduro
Sally's very grown-up for her age, isn't she?Sally es muy madura para su edad, ¿verdad?
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grown-up
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el adulto(a)
(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 adulto(a)
(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).
the grown-upslos adultos, los mayores
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (person, attitude)
a. maduro(a)
he was very grown-up about itreaccionó con mucha madurez
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grown-up [ˈɡrəʊnˈʌp]
adjective
adulto
noun
adultoaadulta (m) (f);a adulta persona (f) mayor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "grown-up"
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grown
adulto
I have grown
he crecido
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