An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (preserved)
a. protected
El leopardo del Amur es una especie protegida en Rusia.The Amur leopard is a protected species in Russia.
En la isla no hay humanos y constituye un entorno protegido para varias especies.The island is human-free and serves as a protected environment for many species.
2. (granted a subsidy)
a. subsidized
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Solo podemos comprar productos que tengan precios protegidos.We can only afford products that have a subsidized price.
b. subsidised (United Kingdom)
La industria minera protegida ha estado floreciendo gracias a tanto apoyo gubernamental.The subsidised mining industry has been flourishing thanks to so much governmental support.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (sponsored person)
a. protégé (masculine)
Franz Liszt y su protegido apadrinaron el concierto.Franz Liszt and his protégé sponsored the concert.
b. protégée (feminine)
El famoso compositor admitió que estaba enamorado de su alumna y protegida, Marisa.The composer admitted that he was in love with her student and protegée, Marisa.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. protected
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. protégé, protégée
protegidoa protegida
1 (resguardado) protected
especie protegida protected species
2 [+vivienda] subsidised
protégé; protégée
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