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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (around)
a. circundante
There is wildlife in the surrounding area.Hay animales salvajes en el área circundante.
b. de alrededor
We went on a tour to the surrounding towns.Hicimos un recorrido por los pueblos de alrededor.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (general)
a. entorno
I’m still getting used to my surroundings. New York can be an overwhelming place.Todavía me estoy acostumbrando a mi entorno. Nueva York puede ser un lugar abrumador.
b. ambiente
Keith is a nice kid, but he can be a bit tactless. He’s not always terribly aware of his surroundings.Keith es un muchacho simpático, pero puede ser algo falto de tacto. A veces no está muy consciente de su ambiente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. circundante
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. el entorno
(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).
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surrounding [səˈraʊndɪŋ]
[+countryside] circundante; [+hills] circundante; de alrededor
in the surrounding hills
they disappeared into the surrounding darkness desaparecieron en la oscuridad (que los envolvía)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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