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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (replacement)
a. el sustituto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la sustituta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(person or thing)
Liz is a vegetarian, so she uses soy as a substitute for meat.Liz es vegetariana, así que usa soya como sustituto de carne.
b. el suplente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la suplente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(person)
Erica is working as a substitute in an elementary school.Erica está trabajando de suplente en una primaria.
c. el sucedáneo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(thing)
Nowadays, it's easy to find wheat substitutes if you have an allergy.Hoy día, es fácil encontrar sucedáneos del trigo si eres alérgico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to replace)
a. sustituir
You can substitute any other white fish for the codfish in this recipe.Se puede sustituir cualquier otro pez blanco por el bacalao en esta receta.
b. reemplazar
After only 23 minutes in the game, they already substituted him.Después de tan sólo 23 minutos de juego, ya lo reemplazaron.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to act as a replacement; used with "for")
a. sustituir a
When personal belief substitutes for scientific fact, problems arise.Cuando la creencia personal sustituye al hecho científico, surgen los problemas.
b. reemplazar
This is good, but it can't substitute for real home cooking.Esto está bueno pero no puede reemplazar la verdadera cocina casera.
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substitute
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thing)
a. el sustituto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (person)
a. el sustituto(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la sustituto(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (sport)
a. el suplente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la suplente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
coffee substitutesucedáneo de café
to do substitute teachinghacer suplencias de profesor
substitute teacherprofesor(ora) suplente
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. sustituir, reemplazar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to substitute for somebodysustituir or reemplazar a alguien
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substitute [ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt]
noun
1 (thing, artificial product) sucedáneo (m)
it may replace saccharin as a sugar substitute puede reemplazar a la sacarina como sucedáneo del azúcar
tests on humans to find a blood substitute made from animal blood
he uses honey as a substitute for sugar usa miel como sustituto del azúcar
methadone, a heroin substitute an excellent meat substitute this is a poor substitute for the real thing to be [no] substitute for sth the printed word is no substitute for personal discussion
a correspondence course is a poor or no substitute for personal tuition un curso por correspondencia no puede sustituir a la enseñanza cara a cara
there is no substitute for practical experience
there's no substitute for being informed no hay nada como estar informado
watching a sport is no substitute for doing it
2 (person) sustitutoasustituta (m) (f);a sustituta suplente (m); (Dep) suplente (m)
to be a poor or no substitute for sb no poder sustituir a algn; friends are no substitute for parents los amigos no pueden sustituir a los padres
your attorney is not a substitute for your husband I was the nearest substitute for my brother that Richard could find I know I'm a poor substitute for your father I think she's looking for a substitute for her father she is seeking a substitute for the very man who made her cry
he seems to be looking for a mother substitute parece que está buscando a alguien que reemplace a su madre; to come on as (a) substitute (Dep) entrar como suplente
coming on as a substitute, he scored for crucial goals for Cameroon
transitive verb
(gen, Sport) sustituir
the striker was substituted by Johnston Johnston sustituyó al delantero
he was substituted early on in the match he was substituted 14 minutes from the end of the match
to substitute margarine for butter substitute butter with margarine sustituir la mantequilla por margarina
try substituting margarine [for] butter Bran is not the healthiest source of fibre. Better to substitute with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables you could always substitute a low fat soft cheese substitute jungle for desert and Brunei is uncannily reminiscent of Kuwait dried apricots or dates can be substituted for the figs
intransitive verb
to substitute for sth/sb (gen, Sport) sustituir a algo/algn
Lineker was warming up to substitute who is going to substitute for him? he was substituting for the injured William Wales Webb substituted for Scales
modifier
substitute goalkeeper (n) porteroaportera (m) (f) suplente;a portera
Flynn has decided not to nominate a substitute goalkeeper he was substitute goalkeeper he has to act as a substitute fielder for sick or injured players
substitute teacher (n) (US) profesoraprofesora (m) (f) suplente;a profesora
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Phrases with "substitute"
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substitute teacher
el profesor sustituto
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