latter
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latter(
lah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of two things)
a. último
If you decide on the latter choice, you can't take it back.Si te decides por la última opción, no puedes dar marcha atrás.
b. segundo
Would you like the car or the money? - I would prefer the latter option.¿Quiere el carro o el dinero? - Prefiero la segunda opción.
2. (last)
a. último
There was a lot of chaos during the latter days of the Roman Empire.Hubo mucho caos en los últimos días del Imperio romano.
b. segundo
The latter part of the century was far more peaceful.La segunda mitad del siglo fue mucho más pacífica.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (second thing mentioned)
a. este
Canada and the United States are both large countries, but the latter is more populous.Canadá y los Estados Unidos por igual son países grandes, pero este es más poblado.
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latter
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of two)
a. último(a), segundo(a)
2. (last)
a. último(a)
the latter half or part of Junela segunda mitad de junio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (of two)
a.
the former…, the latter…aquél…, éste…, el primero…, el segundo…
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latter [ˈlætəʳ]
adjective
1 (last) último
the latter part of the story la última parte del relato; in the latter part of the century hacia fines or finales del siglo
2 (of two) segundo
noun
the latter (sing) este/esta; (pl) estos/estas; the former ... the latter ... aquel ... este ...
In the past the standard spelling for [este/esta] and [aquel/aquella] as pronouns was with an accent ([éste/ésta] and [aquél/aquélla]). Nowadays the [Real Academia Española] advises that the accented form is only required where there might otherwise be confusion with the adjectives ([este/esta] and [aquel/aquella]).
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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