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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (second)
a. moment
En el instante que supe que estaba embarazada lloré de alegría.The moment I found out I was pregnant, I cried with joy.
b. instant
Solo me hizo falta un instante para darme cuenta de lo que ocurría.It only took me an instant to realize what was going on.
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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. (general)
a. moment, instant
a cada instanteall the time, constantly
al instanteinstantly, immediately
en un instantein a second
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moment; instant
se detuvo un instante he stopped for a moment; al instante right now; at once; (a) cada instante all the time; every single moment; en un instante in a flash; en ese o aquel mismo instante at that precise moment; hace un instante a moment ago; por instantes incessantly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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