pasado

pasado(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (time before the present)
a. past
Me gustaría viajar al pasado para ver cómo hablaba la gente.I would like to travel to the past to see how people spoke.
2. (grammar)
a. past tense
¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo "ser" en el pasado?How do you conjugate the verb "ser" in the past tense?
b. past
Di si la siguiente frase está en pasado, presente o futuro: "El niño jugaba a la pelota".Say if the following sentence is in the past, the present, or the future: "El niño jugaba a la pelota."
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (time)
a. past
No quiero hablar de victorias pasadas; quiero hablar de cómo podemos ganar de nuevo.I don't want to talk about past victories; I want to to talk about how we can win again.
b. last (most recent)
El jueves pasado me fui a Nueva York.Last Thursday I went to New York.
4. (past its best)
a. off (bad)
Esta leche está pasada. Mira, ¡está expirada hace dos semanas!This milk is off. Look, it expired two weeks ago!
b. overripe (related to fruit)
Este aguacate está pasado. Está marrón por adentro.This avocado is overripe. It's brown inside.
c. stale (not fresh)
El pan está pasado. No lo puedo ni morder.The bread is stale. I can't even bite it.
5. (overcooked)
a. overdone
El pescado está pasado; lo dejamos demasiado tiempo sobre la estufa.The fish is overdone; we left it on the stove too long.
6. (not stylish)
a. outdated
No me vengas a criticar el atuendo a mí, tú con tu ropa pasada.Don't come criticize my outfit in your outdated clothes.
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pasado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (terminado)
a. past
pasado un añoa year later
lo pasado, pasado estálet bygones be bygones
2. (último)
a. last
el año pasadolast year
3. (podrido)
a. off, bad
4. (muy hecho; filete, carne)
a. well done
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
5. (tiempo)
a. past
6. (grammar)
a. past (tense)
pasado
adjective
1 [+tiempo]
el jueves pasado last Thursday; el mes pasado last month; pasado mañana the day after tomorrow; pasados dos días after two days; ya eran pasadas las seis it was already after six; lo pasado the past
lo pasado, pasado (está) let bygones be bygones
2 (Culin) (en mal estado) [+pan] stale; [+fruta] overripe
esta leche está pasada this milk is off
3 (Culin) (muy hecho) [+carne] overdone; [+arroz, pasta] overcooked
me gustan los filetes muy pasados I like my steaks very well done; la carne estaba demasiado pasada the meat was overdone; huevo pasado por agua soft-boiled egg
4 (no actual) [+ropa, zapatos] old-fashioned; [+noticia] stale; [+idea] [+costumbre] antiquated; out-of-date
5 (muy usado) worn
esta tela está muy pasada y se rompe con facilidad this material is very worn and it tears easily; estar pasado de vueltas o de rosca [+grifo, tuerca] to be worn; [+persona] to have seen it all before
6 [+belleza] faded
7 (borracho, drogado)
estar pasado to be out of one's box (muy_familiar)
1
el pasado the past
el pasado, pasado (está) let bygones be bygones
2 [de persona] past
tiene un pasado muy turbio he has a very murky past
3 (Lingüística) past (tense)
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