An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (alike)
a. similar
Nuestros vecinos tienen intereses semejantes a los nuestros.Our neighbors' interests are similar to ours.
2. (of such a degree)
a. such
Nunca en mi vida había visto semejante desastre.Never in my life had I seen such a mess.
3. (mathematics)
a. similar
Esos dos triángulos son semejantes.Those two triangles are similar.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (fellow human)
a. fellow being
Betty dedicó su vida a ayudar a sus semejantes.Betty devoted her life to helping her fellow beings.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (parecido)
a. similar
son de una edad semejantethey are (of) a similar age
2. (tal)
a. such
jamás aceptaría semejante invitaciónI would never accept such an invitation
una propuesta de semejante talantea proposal of this nature, such a proposal
¡cómo pudo decir semejante tontería!how could he say something so stupid!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. fellow (human) being
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1 (parecido) similar
ser semejantes to be alike o similar; semejante a like; es semejante a ella en el carácter she is like her in character; son muy semejantes they are very much alike o very similar; dijo eso o algo semejante she said that or something similar o something like that
2 (Matemáticas) similar
3 (uso enfático) such
nunca hizo cosa semejante he never did any such thing o anything of the sort; ¿se ha visto frescura semejante? did you ever see such cheek?
4 (S. Cone) (México) (enorme) huge; enormous
1 (prójimo) fellow man; fellow creature
nuestros semejantes our fellow men
no tiene semejante (equivalente) it has no equal; there is nothing to equal it
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