several
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several(
sehv
-
ruhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (some)
a. varios
There were several people waiting in line already.Ya había varias personas haciendo cola.
2. (separate)
a. diversos
The authors had argued in their several books that the economy would recover.Los autores habían argüido en sus diversos libros que la economía mejoraría.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (some)
a. varios (masculine)
Several of us arrived late, due to the traffic.Varios de nosotros llegamos tarde, debido al atasco.
b. varias (feminine)
Be careful with those chairs. Several are broken.Cuidado con esas sillas. Varias están rotas.
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several
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. varios(as)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a. varios(as) m,fpl
several of us/themvarios de nosotros/ellos
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several [ˈsevrəl]
adjective
1 (in number) varios
several times varias veces; several hundred people varios cientos de personas
I had lived next to his family for several years Several blue plastic boxes under the window were filled with albums Several hundred students gathered on campus
2 (separate) diverso
their several occupations sus diversas ocupaciones; they went their several ways tomaron cada uno su camino
pronoun
varios
several of them wore hats varios (de ellos) llevaban sombrero
no one drug will suit and work for everyone, and sometimes several may have to be tried Ben's case is not unique but one of several I have come up against during the past few years. several of us saw the accident several of us passed the exam
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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