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particular

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particular(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (specific)
a. particular
Es un problema muy particular que requiere una solución muy concreta.It's a very particular problem that requires a very specific solution.
2. (privately owned)
a. private
En la dirección que me diste no había una tienda sino una casa particular.There wasn't a store at the address you gave me but a private house.
3. (singular)
a. particular
Es un hombre muy particular. Nunca sabes por dónde te va a salir.He is a most peculiar man. You nerver know what he'll come out with.
b. personal
Tiene una forma muy particular de hacer las cosas.She has a very personal way of doing things.
4. (exceptional)
a. special
La casa no tiene nada de particular, pero la zona es preciosa.The house is nothing special, but the area is lovely.
5. (education)
a. private (class or teacher)
Quisiera tomar unas clases particulares de inglés antes de ir a Australia.I'd like to take some private English lessons before I go to Australia.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (person)
a. individual
La justicia no puede estar en manos de particulares. Es responsabilidad del estado.Justice cannot be in the hands of individuals. It's the responsibility of the state.
7. (point)
a. matter
No dijeron nada sobre el particular.They didn't mention the matter.
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particular
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (especial)
a. particular
tiene su sabor particularit has its own particular taste
en casos particulares puede hacerse una excepciónwe can make an exception in special cases
en particularin particular
eso no tiene nada de particularthat's nothing special o unusual
lo que tiene de particular es…the unusual thing about it is…
2. (privado)
a. private
dar clases particularesto teach private classes
domicilio particularhome address
la casa tiene jardín particularthe house has its own garden, yard
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (persona)
a. member of the public
4. (asunto)
a. matter
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particular
adjective
1 (especial) special
nada de particular nothing special; el vestido no tiene nada de particular the dress is nothing special; lo que tiene de particular es que ... what's remarkable about it is that ...
2 (específico)
en este caso particular in this particular case; tiene un sabor particular it has a flavour of its own; en particular in particular; me gustan todas, pero esta en particular I like all of them, but this one in particular
3 (privado) [+secretario, coche] private
clase particular private lesson; casa particular private home
(asunto) matter
no dijo mucho sobre este particular he didn't say much about this matter; sin otro particular, se despide atentamente ... (en correspondencia) yours faithfully; sincerely yours; (EEUU)
(persona) (private) individual
no comerciamos con particulares we don't do business with individuals
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