o
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Usage note
This word may be capitalized.
o(
o
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (letter)
a. la o
(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 name "Olivia" starts with an o.El nombre "Olivia" empieza con una o.
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O, o
[əʊ]
noun
1. O, o (f) (letter)
2. cero (m) (zero)
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O
o
[əʊ]
noun
1 (letter) O; o (f)
O for Oliver O de Oviedo
2 (number) (Telec) etc cero (m)
interjection
¡oh!
modifier
O Grade (n) (Scot) (Educ) (formerly) bachillerato (m) elemental examen oficial que se solía realizar en el cuarto curso de secundaria; (examen oficial que se solía realizar en el cuarto curso de secundaria)
O level (n) (Britain) (Educ) (formerly) bachillerato (m) elemental examen oficial que se solía realizar en el cuarto curso de secundaria; (examen oficial que se solía realizar en el cuarto curso de secundaria)
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o
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Usage note
In Spanish, the conjunction "u" is used instead of "o" before a word beginning with "o" or "ho." This word may be capitalized in sense 1) and must be capitalized in sense 2).
o(
oh
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (used to give alternatives)
a. or
¿Qué color prefieres, verde o azul?What color do you prefer, green or blue?
2. (used in a correlation; "o" is used before each alternative)
a. either...or
Terminarás tu tarea o por las buenas o por las malas.You're going to finish your homework either the easy way or the hard way.
3. (otherwise)
a. o
Haz lo que te digo o no vamos al parque.Do as I say or we won't go to the park.
4. (in other words)
a. o
La residencia del presidente de los Estados Unidos, o Casa Blanca, fue construida en 1790.The residence of the President of the United States, or the White House, was built in 1790.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
5. (letter)
a. o
La o va antes de la p en el abecedario.O comes before p in the alphabet.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
6. (West)
a. W
¿Cuáles son las coordenadas? - 28°37'N y 106°5'O.What are the coordinates? - 28°37'N and 106°5'W.
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o
conjunction
u is used instead of o in front of words beginning with o or ho (e.g. mujer u hombre woman or man).
1. or
  • 25 ó 26 invitados 25 or 26 guests
  • o… o either… or
  • o te comportas, o te quedarás sin cenar either you behave yourself or you're not getting any dinner, unless you behave yourself, you won't get any dinner
  • cansado o no, tendrás que ayudar (whether you're) tired or not, you'll have to help
  • o sea (que) in other words
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o
conjunction
or
o ... o either ... or
o
abreviatura
(Com) orden o
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