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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of old age)
a. mayor
Elderly people who feel lonely often buy pets.La gente mayor que se siente sola a menudo compra mascotas.
b. anciano
The elderly population is larger than the number of newborn babies.La población anciana es mayor que la cantidad de recién nacidos.
c. de edad
Even an elderly woman like me can find love again.Hasta una señora de edad como yo puede encontrar el amor de nuevo.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (older adult)
a. los mayores
(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).
In Japan, the elderly are respected because they are regarded as wise and experienced.En Japón, a los mayores se los respeta porque se consideran sabios y experimentados.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. anciano(a)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the elderlylos ancianos
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elderly [ˈeldəlɪ]
mayor; de edad
an elderly gentleman un señor mayor; un caballero de edad avanzada; an elderly man un anciano; to be getting elderly ir para viejo
plural noun
the elderly las personas mayores; los ancianos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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