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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (excess)
a. surplus
El dinero sobrante se devolverá al presupuesto anual.The surplus money will be put back into the annual budget.
b. remaining
Conservaré en la nevera la comida sobrante.I will keep the remaining food in the fridge.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (leftover)
a. surplus
El sobrante de productos que no se venda se devolverá al fabricante.The surplus of products which we don't sell will be returned to the manufacturer.
b. remainder
El sobrante que quede del tinte no se puede reutilizar.The remainder of the dye cannot be reused.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (leftovers)
a. odds and ends
Utilicé algunos de los sobrantes de lana que habían quedado de otro jersey.I used some of the odds and ends of wool which had been left over from another sweater.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. remaining
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. surplus
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(excedente) spare; (restante) remaining;
1 (lo que sobra) (gen) surplus; remainder; (Com) (Economía) surplus; (saldo activo) balance in hand;
2 sobrantes odds and ends
redundant worker; laid-off worker; (EEUU) person made redundant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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