joven

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joven(
hoh
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behn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to age)
a. young
Quiero ser joven para siempre.I want to be young forever.
2. (related to appearance)
a. young
No puedo creer que tu abuela tenga 80 años; se ve muy joven.I can't believe your grandmother is 80; she looks very young.
b. youthful
Ella mantiene su apariencia joven usando bloqueador solar a diario.She maintains her youthful appearance by using sunblock daily.
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).
3. (person)
a. young person
Debe de ser difícil ser un joven hoy en día.It must be hard to be a young person these days.
b. kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Este candidato no tiene experiencia, pero sí mucho entusiasmo, y parece un joven muy agradable.This applicant has no experience, but he's very enthusiastic, and he seems like a nice enough kid.
c. young man (masculine)
El joven me ayudó con las bolsas.The young man helped me with my bags.
d. young woman (feminine)
La joven que está en la parada de autobús es mi prima.The young woman at the bus stop is my cousin.
e. youth
Cada joven que contratamos representa una inversión de futuro.Every youth we hire represents an investment in our future.
jóvenes
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (used to refer to age)
a. young
Tus hijos son aún demasiado jóvenes para ir al gimnasio.Your children are still too young to go to the gym.
5. (used to refer to appearance)
a. young
Tus abuelos se ven muy jóvenes. ¿Qué edad tienen?Your grandparents look very young. How old are they?
b. youthful
Mis alumnos son muy maduros e inteligentes. Son mentes adultas en cuerpos jóvenes.My students are very mature and intelligent. They're adult minds in youthful bodies.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (people who are young)
a. young people
En estas tribus, los jóvenes toman ejemplo de sus mayores.In these tribes, young people look up to their elders.
b. kids
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Aunque tocaba una banda de los ochenta, en el público había muchos jóvenes.Although a band from the eighties was playing, there were many kids in the audience.
c. youth
No entiendo a los jóvenes de hoy.I can't understand the youth of today.
d. youths
Dos adultos y dos jóvenes han sido detenidos en relación con la agresión.Two adults and two youths have been arrested in connection with the assault.
e. youngsters
Unos jóvenes platicaban y reían en un banco del parque.Some youngsters were chatting and laughing on a bench in the park.
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joven
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. young
está muy joven para su edadhe looks very young for his age
esa ropa te hace más joventhose clothes make you look younger
de jovenas a young man/woman
la noche es joventhe night is young
moda jovenyouth fashion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona joven)
a. young man, young woman
los jóvenesyoung people
3. (como apelativo)
a.
¡oiga, joven!excuse me young man!
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joven
adjective
[+persona, animal] young; [+aspecto] youthful;
young man/young woman; (como apelativo) young man/young lady
los jóvenes young people; youth; the young; ¡joven! (México) (al cliente) (yes), sir?; (al empleado) excuse me!
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