infante
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infante(
ihn
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fahn
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tey
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (son of ruling monarch of Spain or Portugal)
a. el infante
(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).
Ferdinand was an infante of Spain. His grandmother, Isabel, was queen of Spain between 1833 and 1868.Ferdinand fue un infante de España. Su abuela, Isabel, fue reina de España entre 1833 y 1868.
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infante
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Usage note
The femenine form of "infante" can be "infante" or "infanta" in the sense shown in 2).
el infante, la infanta(
eem
-
fahn
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teh
)
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).
1. (child of a monarch)
a. prince (masculine)
El infante nació en el palacio real.The prince was born at the royal palace.
b. princess (feminine)
La infanta Isabel visitó Argentina en 1910.Princess Isabel visited Argentina in 1910.
c. infante (masculine)
Goya pintó un maravilloso retrato del infante Don Luis en 1784.Goya painted a wonderful portrait of Infante Luis in 1784.
d. infanta (feminine)
La infanta del retrato debe de ser Margarita Teresa.The infanta in the portrait must be Margarita Teresa.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(child)
a. infant
Los infantes deben ir sentados en la parte trasera del automóvil.Infants should sit in the back of the car.
3. (relative of a monarch)
a. infante (masculine)
El infante Juan de Borbón era el padre del rey Juan Carlos.Infante Juan de Borbon was King Juan Carlos's father.
b. infanta (feminine)
Tiene el título de infanta de España porque es tía del rey.She holds the title of infanta because she is the king's aunt.
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).
4. (military)
a. infantryman
Los infantes del ejército reciben entrenamiento teórico y práctico.Army infantrymen get theoretical and practical training.
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infante
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (niño)
a. infant
2. (hijo del rey; niño)
a. infante, prince
3. (niña)
a. infanta, princess
4. (soldado)
a. infantryman
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infantea infanta
(Hist) infante/infanta; prince/princess
1 (Mil) (Hist) infantryman
infante de marina marine
2 (niño) infant
tierno infante young child
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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infante de marina
marine
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